Essay about Mexico
The country itself has no official religion as the constitution of 1917 …show more content…
Mexican families are fastidious about their tradition with the authority figure and ultimate decision maker being the father of the family, passing down from son to son. Mothers in the same hierarchal fashion are treated with extreme reverence, but are still considered secondary to their husbands or son’s if they are widowed. Family along with honor, status and structure are core values for Mexicans, with strong distinctions of class and formal hierarchies that are to be respected in both the home and workplace. Indirect communication is the norm for a request or to meet with an authority figure to show respect and maintain honor.
In social and business situations there are a variety of customs when greeting others. Men will shake hands when greeting someone in a formal situation or informally until they know someone well enough and then resort to a slap on the back or a more familiar hug depending on the person and situation. Women will typically not shake hands but will pat each other the right shoulder or forearm. In both situations use of the individual’s first name is considered rude until you are invited to use it. Unlike the US arriving late to a gathering is considered the norm where