Dating and marriage traditions in mexico
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They are a unique affair with roots based in Aztec culture, but with influences of both Spanish and Catholic customs, for example due to the growing strength of Catholicism in Mexican culture, weddings now tend to take place in a church, rather than in the bride's home as was traditional in the past.
For example, in Mexico, one common expectation is getting the father’s approval since he is the head of the household.
For women, the guidelines are more strict because the father is letting their little girl go off with another man.
Latina brides, for example, might be inclined to ditch some family traditions for the sake of integrating more seamlessly into American culture.
The good news is that as Latinos continue their rise to prominence in popular culture—think Pitbull, Sofia Vergara, J-Lo, Eva Mendez and Selena Gomez—they also, in effect, become supporters of a rich cultural heritage.