Fancy a Fiesta? Mexico offers a thriving social life, friendly locals, and warm climate. Consequently, it is rated the easiest place for expats to settle in and feel welcome.
Life in Mexico
It offers a good quality of life, vast variety of leisure and social activities, and also low cost of living. Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world and is full of cultural diversity. It’s also full of adventure, with beaches, mountains, and ancient runes sprawled all over the terrain.
Where to go, what to see
The must-see attraction in Mexico City is the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts). The exterior of the palace showcases art nouveau and art deco-style architecture, while the inside features marble floors and vaulted glass windows.
Located within the famous Chapultepec Forest, the Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology) holds artefacts dating from about 100 B.C. to A.D. 1521, from Mexico’s pre-Columbian era. It houses the famous Piedra del Sol, the 16th-century statue of Xochipilli (Aztec god of art, games, beauty, dance, and flowers), and finally the Aztec Calendar Stone.
Mexico’s national cathedral was once the site of an ancient Aztec precinct. It has housed the city’s spiritual core for centuries. It was built between 1573 and 1813, and is considered one of Mexico City’s many must-see attractions. Highlights of the cathedral include five naves, 14 chapels, underground catacombs, and a painting by famed Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
Yearly Events/ Festivals
January – Three Kings Day – This is the day that the Three Kings arrived in Bethlehem to give their gifts to baby Jesus, so Mexicans celebrate it by exchanging gifts. Traditions involve serving a cake known as rosca de los reyes, which has a small doll placed inside. If you receive the slice of cake with the doll inside, you must host a party on Candlemas Day in February.
February – Candlemas Day – This day marks the end of winter in Mexico. Feasts are held while streets come to life with music and entertainment.
February – Carnival – Carnival time in Mexico is a raucous affair. Most people take to the streets for parties and parades. It is a great time to be in the city, while spirits are high and cultural activities abound.
June – Gay Pride (Desfile del Orgullo Gay) – Annual LGBT event on the last Saturday of June along Reforma Avenue.
October – Day of the Dead – Deceased relatives are remembered throughout the country. Many family members making their way to the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried. Bread and fruit are brought to the graves and sugar skulls are placed in houses to signify the skulls of the deceased.
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