Estado de Nuevo León Local Customs

  • Dia de los Muertos
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  • Dia de los Muertos
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  • Dia de los Muertos
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Estado de Nuevo León Local Customs

  • Traditional Dress

    Monterrey Local Customs

    A few old men still use ranch style sombrero, in some case hand made. In this photo the girl is celebrating his 15 aniversary, in Mexico these celebratios is very special because it mark the end of the children and the beginning of the young woman.

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  • Greetings / Courtsey

    Monterrey Local Customs

    These are typical greetings and sultations. The translations are less literal and more "general meaning." Greetings... In person: Buenas Good Buenas (tardes, dias, noches) (afternoon, day, night) Hola... Hello? Que honda? What´s goin´ down? Que pasa? What´s going on? Que tal? What´s up? Que esta arriba? What´s up? Mucho gusto. Pleased to meet...

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  • Music & Dance

    Monterrey Local Customs

    Regional music is dubbed musica norteña, northern music, which is unique, very lively, kind of Mexican polka, with accordion, guitar and drum, and has lots of groups and fans. It is obviously not only from Monterrey but from all northern Mexico. In some tourist areas, where you can hire a mariachi group, you can also hire a trio norteño to play...

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  • Dia de los Muertos

    Monterrey Local Customs

    On November 1st Mexico celebrates Dia de los Muertes, during which people go tochurchyards to visit their deceased loved ones. They do this quite exstensively, making it into a family outing almost. During these days beautiful painted, earthenware calaveras (skulls) are offered for sale as well as other earthenware products, such as skeletons and...

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  • Local Foods

    Monterrey Local Customs

    Mostly on the weekends restaurants (and sometimes individuals) will set up grills on the side of the road and roast kid goats, chicken, sausages, etc. Not exactly haute cuisine, but at least you see how and where it's being cooked, and the price is usually right.

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  • Independence Day

    Monterrey Local Customs

    On september you can see a lot of mexican flags vendors, little or big, hats, bugles or anything you will use next 15th septiember night, at 11:00 PM when all mexican people celebrates their independence day. The celebration ocurrs in each central square all over the country, so I think you cant lost the event!!!.

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  • Alameda

    Monterrey Local Customs

    Lesson # 325 to be a good tourist in Mexico: When you come to Monterrey, come to the Alameda (central park) and go to the big fountain to get a picture of you riding one of these wood made horses. As you see depending your height there is a horse for you. Put the mexican hat and said: "Viva Mexico!!!!!"

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  • Local People

    Monterrey Local Customs

    People go out of their way to try to speak your native language, even if they really, really don't speak it. Hee. The "backfill turkey" was actually really good. Worth all 165 pesos. Even if your Spanish is pretty lousy, you should definitely use it. Folks are pretty patient if you struggle; using Spanish shows respect; and your dinner will sound...

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