Dating customs in chile

December 12 is the fiesta of the country’s patron saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Massive supermarkets now exist alongside local Most of Mexico’s holidays are associated with Christian feast days, including the pre-Lenten Carnaval, Easter, and the Christmas holidays (Las Posadas—lasting from December 16 to Christmas Eve, December 24), as well as festivals for patron saints.

Many households, in both rural and urban areas, are inhabited by three or more generations because of the economic advantage (or necessity) of sharing a roof as well as traditionally close relationships.

Mexicans generally maintain strong links with members of their extended families, including in-laws and “adoptive” relatives—that is, friends of the family who are generally regarded as “aunts” and “uncles.” Because of the importance of family in Mexican life, it is not uncommon to find the elderly, adults, teenagers, and small children attending parties and dances together.

Although a middle class has struggled to expand in the cities, the principal division is between the wealthy well-educated elite and the urban and rural poor, who constitute the vast majority of the population. An increasing proportion of the rural population is landless and depends on day labour, often at less than minimum wages, for survival.

In many areas, but particularly in the northern half of the country, large landholders form an agricultural elite.

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