The Mexican culture is a very romantic culture in which chivalry is still alive and well, a culture that is filled with much veneration for women. A popular saying that exemplifies that is: “A una mujer no se le debe tocar ni con el petalo de una rosa” = A woman is not to be touched, not even with a rose petal. The saying speaks of zero tolerance when it comes to disrespect towards women. Women are not to be mistreated in any way shape or form, but this saying is especially referring to physical abuse.
Javier “El Chicharito”= “the little pea” Hernandez, this young striker from the Mexican Soccer Leauge is on fire! He’s a 3rd generation Chiva both his grandfather & father played for the illustrious team. Armed with unbelievable skills, and ardent determination at such a young, he’s unmatchable. The amazing striker has contributed to his team having a great season, and becoming “Super Leader” for the current Bicentennial Tourney 2010, that’s not all! He has been called to join the forces of the Mexican national team, and now he’s making it across the pond! Way to go Chicharito!
Our young “Chicharito”Hernández has become the first Mexican & first Chiva element to enroll with the Manchester United team. During the press conference,with notable emotion and appreciative smiles he thanked the English institution for the opportunity and vowed to extol the name colors of both Chivas and Mexican Soccer.
“Chicharito”has made waves with club and country and found himself on the radar with several European clubs like PSV and reigning Bundesliga champs Wolfsburg. “Chicharito” (The Little Pea) was nicknamed after his father, Javier Hernández who was part of Mexico’s 1986World Cup team alongside Hugo Sánchez, Tomás Boy, Carlos Hermosillo, and Luis Fernando Tena.” from -www.simplyfutbol.com
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“If you have ever watched a movie made in the 1940s and early 1950s, you’ll have an idea of the manners that Mexicans use. It is all based on “respect.” We consider Mexican manners to be “formal.” Compared to our American casual manners, the Mexicans are very formal.” -From Manners in Mexico by Mark McGrew April 2005 Guadalajara-Lakeside Volume 21, Number 8
For Mexicans manners are held in very high regard & are treated with utmost importance within in our culture. Regardless of social position or the amount of education received a good upbringing(manners) is considered the most valued inheritance that every parent passes down, an inheritance that every family holds dear. In Spanish to say someone is rude , the following phrase is often used: “mal educado” literally= wrongly( inadequately/ poorly) educated. Parents always teach their kids that manners will reflect not only upon them, but that it will also reflect upon the family and their upbringing. Often times moms will scold their kids when they exhibit poor manners by saying “People will think you had a mother who didn’t care or perhaps even that you didn’t have a mom”
For those who : have friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family members, coworkers, etc.. who are Mexican & want to interact with them and share in their culture or for those studying Spanish or just interested in learning about other cultures. I wanna start a new section called “Mexican Manners” & try to add facts, information on customs and manners found in Mexican culture.
Found another really good video, sadly embedding was disabled for it. Click the link below to watch it. Cesar gave his everything, sacrificing himself for the cause, committed to non violence and civil disobedience. He demonstrated his integrity and conviction through fasts.