Mexican traditions arrive in Chicago!
The Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, together with VisitMexico, started the celebration of the first Mexico Week. From May 2nd to 10th, they will host events in different important areas of the city, highlighting the culture, gastronomy and traditions of Mexico.
Among the activities, is the arrival of the popular sculpture "Wings of Mexico" by Jorge Marín from Mexico City, the exhibition of 15 monumental statues in homage to Frida Kahlo by Paul Zarkin and the live production of marble rugs by artisans from Huamantla, Tlaxcala.
This cultural initiative is important for the visibility of the Latin American population in Chicago, which according to the United States Geological Survey, 18.89% of this city’s total population is latin, with the majority being Mexican.
By generating an approach to Mexican culture in important locations, there is an exchange between both cultures, symbolizing their relationship in this city.
During this week, Cinco de Mayo is also commemorated, which remembers Mexico's victory over the French invasion of the city of Puebla in 1862. This date has gained popularity in the US, bringing Mexican culture closer to the community and generating visibility spaces such as Mexico Week.
Besides its history and traditions, an important part of Mexican culture is its gastronomy, and Cinco de Mayo has become a date to explore the variety of traditional Mexican cuisine.
Extending this invitation to cultural inclusion even in plant-based diets, ASANTÉ, a brand of Mexican origin, offers plant-based products perfect for any lifestyle, bringing and evolving the traditional flavors of Mexico such as Cochinita Pibil, Pastor and Barbacoa any day, any time. Find your nearest ASANTÉ distributor right here: https://asante.us/pages/find-us or order online now!
Espinosa Arturo, Visit Mexico, 2022. https://www.visitmexico.com/blog/conoce-todos-los-eventos-de-la-semana-de-mexico-en-chicago
Relaciones Exteriores México, 2022. https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/chicago/index.php
USGS, 2022. https://www.usgs.gov/us-board-on-geographic-names