The central state of Jalisco, named for the Chimalhuacan Indian word for the "sandy place," is home to some of the most popular of folklorico dance and music. The folklore of this state is well recognized around the world for its music of Mariachi bands, the women's dresses decorated in multicolor ribbon, and charros (Mexican cowboys) and their wide-brimmed hats. The dances are performed during festive occasions. The "Jarabe Tapatio," one of the most beautiful compositions, has become known around the world as the "National dance of Mexico". Land of light, color and rhythm with its expressive songs, the regal color of its costumes, the charros, the mariachi music, shall always be the most representative of the festive spirit of Mexico.