Mexican culture is very family-centered. In Mexico, it is considered a person’s duty to help his or her family. This can include something small, like helping someone move, or something larger, such as helping to secure a job or finance a house.
Mexican families are typically very traditional, with the father having ultimate authority in family decisions. The mother is highly-respected, but she is often perceived as second-in-command to her husband.
Besides being a family-oriented society, Mexico is also a hierarchical society. People are taught to respect authority, and they expect decisions to be guided or made by authority figures.
Masculinity (or machismo) plays a significant role in Mexican culture. Mexican males are typically very aware of their masculine image and are sensitive to maintain it.
Fun Fact: The poinsettia is indigenous to Mexico and is named for the first U.S. am- bassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinset