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14 Things You Have To Do Before You’re An Official New Mexican

Some of the people who call New Mexico home have ancestors who’ve lived here for hundreds of years. Others are newer arrivals who visited the Land of Enchantment and got hooked. Whether you’ve been here forever or are a more recent transplant, there are certain experiences that you’re likely to have if you spend enough time in New Mexico. This list is just for fun because, of course, we’re a state full of diverse individuals. However, if you’re looking to cement your identity as a New Mexican, here are some ideas to get you started.

What other rites of passage belong on this list? Even if you haven’t done all of these things, perhaps you can identify these iconic images of New Mexico.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.