Mexican Research Project

                  By Kaitlin Powers

Mexican flag

Mexican Flag

   The Mexican flag was originally created in 1821 and has very unique reasoning behind it. The red is symbolized The Spaniards that had joined in the quest for  the countries Independence. The blood of the National Heroes in other words. The green is for the Independence Movement, and the white is the symbolism for the purity of the Catholic faith. The eagle and snake also have a rare symbolism too. The eagle and snake are an Aztec symbol for Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City), a center of the Aztec empire. The Mexican flag is a flag that stands for the religion, heritage, and culture of this diverse country.

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Quinceanera

Quinceanera

   A Quinceanera, the day when Mexican girls turn into Mexican women, is their 15th birthday. A day which can also be called "Fiesta Rosa". A Quinceanera normally starts off with a religious ceremony and a dace or waltz by the "princess and her court". Usually the girl having the party is crowned with: a tiara, a scepter, and a Bible or prayer book. The Quinceanera is celebrated in all of the places where the heredity has come to stay.

Cinco de Mayo

   Party time! Cinco de Mayo is the day where the Mexican army defeated the French army unexpectedly, in which the celebration happens every year on May 5th. Cinco de Mayo is more predominately jubilated in the United States of America. Mainly the people in Puebla celebrate the holiday due to the fact that the battle the Mexican army had won the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo was the turning point in the Mexican culture.

Dia  De Los Muertos

    Dia de Los Muertos, also known as "Day of the Dead" is the day in the Mexican culture when families and friends to pray for there loved ones who have been deceased. The celebration used to happen at the start of the summer, but it was later moved October 31, November 1, and November 2. It is predominately celebrated by the Spanish Catholicism religion. They celebrate it because it "Allows the Dead to Live". The holiday is a great influence in the Mexican culture proving there willingness to live.

Las Posadas

Las Posadas

     Los Posadas is part of the Mexican celebration of Christmas. It means The Inn or Inns in the Mexican languages. Las Posadas occurs December 16 - December 24 leading up to Christmas Day. There are lots of religious traditions and traditions just for fun including a piƱata or the family acts out and dresses up like a nativity scene. The holiday's a large influence on the country's way of life and is celebrated by the generations all around the world.

Hernan Cortes

Hernan Cortes

      Hernan Cortes was the first marquis to the Valley of Oaxaca. The Spanish conquistador was the one who led the ancient Aztecs to fall. He discovered Mexico and he was enmity of the governor of Cuba. He had a strategy after landing on Mexico consisting of making friends with the natives. His parents wanted him to be a lawyer but fate sent him another way. (To Mexico) He was greatly appreciated by the Mexican people.

Montezuma the 2nd

Montezuma the 2nd

      Montezuma the second was the ninth tlatoani or ruler of the Tenochtitlan . He had reigned for 18 ystrait and had met Hernando Cortes. When he had met Hernando Cortes was when the settlers came to the new world. They had fought in battle and tried to escape from the conquistador and his men. The Tenochtitlan was at the peak of everything while Montezuma was ruling including warfare equipment and things like that. He was one of the most admired Tenochtitlan tlatoani in the Aztec empire.

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