September is here and that means Mexican Independence Day, or Día de la Independencia, is just around the corner. In fact, the entire month of September is considered a time to celebrate Mexico, and you can bet that you will see the Mexican flag displayed in record numbers in homes, stores, and public spaces around the country. Are you going to be in Cancun, Mexico this month on September 15th? If so, get ready to party with the best. Plan your weekend accordingly as there will be two days of long celebrations on September 15th and September 16th. The official “Día del Grito” on the 15th, reaches its peak at 11 PM when the the El Grito is sounded.
Mexican Independence Day – September 15t6
In Mexico, the month of September is “El Mes de la Patria”, which means month of the homeland in English. Everywhere you look you will see red, white and green decorations which are the colors of the Mexican flag. Mexicans take a lot of pride in their incredible country, and respecting its rich history and traditions are a huge part of the culture. Cities across the country will have ferias, or fairs, where people will party and enjoy celebrating life to the fullest. You will see homes and public buildings decorated in red, white and green and Mexican flags will be flying on nearly every corner. There will also be parades and festivals to celebrate the days leading up to Independence Day on September 15th.
Mexican Independence Day in Cancun
If you find yourself in Cancun on September 15th, you are in for a real treat. Get ready to party like you never have before. Crowds will gather in town squares across Mexico including Cancun on September 15th at 11 p.m. to celebrate the Grito de la Independencia, which commemorates Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s call for independence back in September of 1810. This iconic moment prompted the Mexican people at that time to rise up against the Spanish colonial forces and reclaim their status as an Independent Nation once again. The mayor of Cancun will shout out a replica of Hidalgo’s cry, and the crowd will respond with “¡Viva México!” You can be sure to see incredible fireworks displays and general merriment ensue. On the following day, September 16th, there will be civic ceremonies and parades that continue the celebration. There will be loads of fiestas and fireworks throughout town and on the beach as proud locals come together to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with enthusiasm. Local police and authorities will be on hand to make sure that all activities are peaceful and safe, so that residents and tourists alike can enjoy the festivities without incident.
The celebration of Mexican Independence Day will take place all across the city, so get ready for big crowds and loads of fun. No Mexican party is complete without live mariachi so you can bet your bottom dollar, you will be enjoying the sounds of traditional Mariachi music in Cancun for Independence Day. Remember, not to drink and drive and avoid the main street in Cancun (Boulevard Kukulcán) if possible since big crowds and traffic are guaranteed. Are you ready to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Mexico? The time is nearly here!