A Powerful Cultural Renaissance is Underway Across Mesoamerica
The language of the Nahua people is called Nahuatl and its use has been growing steadily since the 1980's with nearly a half million new speakers being counted during each of the last four decades. There are now six major universities teaching graduate level programs in the Nahuatl language. Purepechan is the second most widely spoken language behind Hahuatl and it too is growing.
At least two unique sports, fire hockey and the 'hoop' game are making a huge comeback in Mexico. The fire hockey game is played with a burning puck and curved wooden sticks and is played at night for dramatic glowing effect of the fast moving burning ball. The hoop game uses a rubber ball and a hoop made of stone where players use their hip to shoot the ball through the hoop to score points.
Food & Beverage
Led by Chef Aaron Sanchez (from Master Chef), and experts Chef Claudette Zepeda, Thomas Ortega and Bill Esparza, the flavors and dishes of ancient Nahuatl speaking cultures like the Mayan and Aztecs are making a comeback too. A flood of new food and beverage brands have hit the market with Nahuatl and Purepechan language names for products using traditional recipies.