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Mexico

Mexico is one of three countries located in North America (Canada and the USA are the other two). Mexico borders the USA, Belize and Guatemala, as well as the Pacific Ocean on its Western Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea on its Eastern Coast.

Mexico has a fascinating history with many amazing indigenous groups settling in the region.

Mexico is now an interesting mix of Spanish and indigenous culture. Although Spanish is the main language spoken throughout Mexico. Many rural regions have distinct customs (and languages) so that a visitor to Mexico will find a ton of diversity within the country.

Mexico is right at the top of our Moomookachoo Destination Dream List - with such a rich culture and history, gorgeous cities and natural attractions, AND some of the best food in the world (in our opinion 😉) we can’t wait to visit and learn more about this fascinating country! Until then, though we have some interesting facts and fun ideas to learn more about Mexico!

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the vital stats

  • capital Mexico City

  • languages Spanish, Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Mixtec

  • population 131 million (2018)

  • area 1,972,550 sq km

  • currency Mexican peso

did you know?

  • Mexico is super diverse for animals and plants. It is home to about ten percent of all species of animals on the planet!

  • Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos ) is celebrated throughout Mexico on November 2nd. Although it sounds a little scary, this is a special holiday where families come together to celebrate and honour loved ones who have passed on.

  • When you think great pyramids, you probably think of Egypt. But, Mexico is home to the world’s largest (in volume) pyramid, The Great Pyramid of Cholula in the Puebla region. It is so massive, from a distance it looks like a mountain!

 
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calaveras dice game

In this activity you can play a fun dice game to create your own Calaveras inspired by Día de los Muertos!!

 
 
 
 

make guacamole

The avocado dip that we just can’t get enough of! So easy to make - and SO delicious!!