Mexico (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Marlena Spieler

By Marlena Spieler

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Day of the Holy Innocents (Día (Dec 12). The de los Inocentes; appearance of Dec 28). A day Mexico’s patron for practical jokes. Epiphany (Día de saint in 1531 on los Santos Reyes; the Cerro del Jan 6). Mexican Tepeyac hill is children receive remembered their Christmas in every town presents from the and village. Three Kings in the Thousands of A piñata, filled pilgrims flock to her with a mixture of morning and eat the shrine in Mexico City sweets and fruit traditional rosca de reyes, a ring-shaped (see p109) to view cake filled with dried fruits her from a crowded moving and containing a hidden walkway.

Leads the mariachi melody. The violin are a modern addition to mariachi music. Trumpets Man with accordion can consist of between three and 15 musicians. A mariachi band The guitar was introduced to Mexico by the Spanish. Mariachi musician in traditional costume Mariachi bands can be seen in the Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, playing songs about love, betrayal, and revolutionary heroes. TRADITIONAL DANCES Mexico has a vast range of regional dances performed only in their specific areas. During religious celebrations, they take place in squares and in front of churches.

Economic woes combined with social MODERN MEXICO unrest led to victory for the centerPresident Cárdenas (1934–40), con- right Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) fronting the depression, implemented a in the 2000 elections, raising hopes sweeping agrarian reform, boosted the for change under president Vicente rights of organized labor, and, in 1938, Fox. In 2006, Felipe Calderón, of the nationalized the foreign-owned oil same party, was elected president. industry. Subsequent political leaders, typified by President Alemán (1946–52), favored industry and the private sector, which became the motor of an “economic miracle” – the sustained, low-inflation growth of the 1950s and 60s.

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