Mexican Sombreros Serve Many Purposes

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Mexican sombreros can serve many purposes as being considered the shady hat. In Mexico, it has been used by farmers, one who works with horses, and the musicians in a mariachi band wear them as well. A Mexican sombrero hat can be described as having a crown on top with a really wide brim that is large enough to cast a shadow over your head, neck and shoulders. It sometimes has a string that goes under your chin to hold it in place. If you think about it, the hat provides great sun protection. Sombrero derives from the Spanish word sombre which means shade. The word sombrero also refers to a hat. If you put those words together, it would be considered the shady hat.

This hat can be made of different material which includes straw, felt, or velvet. The hat can be designed in different ways depending on your preference. It can be made of plain straw with an unfinished rim or you can add gold thread or other colors around the rim with a felt lining inside. It has become a cultural symbol and definitely part of the Mexican celebrations. The hat is also known as the symbol of the folk dance of Mexico, the jarabe tapatio. Mariachi bands are well known for wearing the Mexican sombreros as part of their act. When they play the Mexican folk dance, it has been said that if a man is in love with a woman and throws his sombrero onto the floor, it is up to her to accept his love. If she does, she will then dance around his hat.

Another way to celebrate the hat is by throwing a Mexican fiesta with your friends and family. It is an opportunity to sing, dance and enjoy some wonderful authentic food. You could purchase Mexican sombrero hats at a store or online and check out the many designs with colors that can be bright and colorful, woven patterns, and decorations. Buy several to pass out to your guests. You could even send out sombrero invitations as the theme. Buy balloons with the colors which are green, white and red. Make a cute centerpiece on the table with one of the hats. And, of course, you must have tacos and tortillas at this party as well as the margaritas! You will definitely have a great party which all started from the shady hat. As you can see, Mexican sombreros can serve many purposes from keeping the sun out of your eyes to fun celebrations.
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This article was published on 2011/01/04