Mexico is a country located in Central America bordered by the United States to the north and Guatemala and Honduras to the south.
Mexicans take pride in a history that spans from a spectacular pre-colonial past to independence and beyond. Mexico had one of the most advanced societies in the Americas, the Aztecs, who followed other advanced societies such as when the Mayans and the Olmecs. When the Spanish arrived and took control of the region, the native population dropped drastically. Today most Mexican people are mestizo, of mixed Spanish and Native American ancestry.
As in every culture in the world, Mexican children have a wide variety of songs and games they play and sing. “A la Rueda de San Miguel” is a popular children’s song and game. As with children’s songs from around the world, the meanings of some of the words are unclear, but it is fun!