The National Day of Mexico is on the 16 September (Grito de Dolores, declaration of independence from Spain 1810). This also known as Mexican Independence Day. This day marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence, which was initiated by Father Miguel Hidalgo on September 16th, 1810.
National Day of Mexico
The celebration of Mexican Independence Day typically involves parades, fireworks, and other festivities throughout the country. The most important event is the “El Grito de Dolores” (The Cry of Dolores) ceremony, which is held in the evening of September 15th. During this ceremony, the President of Mexico reenacts the famous cry for independence that was made by Miguel Hidalgo over 200 years ago.
Throughout Mexico, people gather in town squares and other public places to celebrate the occasion with food, music, and dancing. The colors of the Mexican flag, red, white, and green, are prominently displayed during these celebrations, and traditional Mexican dishes like tamales and pozole are often served.
Public Holidays in Mexico
Some of the most important ones are:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Constitution Day – first Monday in February
- Benito Juárez’s Birthday – third Monday in March
- Labor Day – May 1st
- Independence Day – September 16th
- Day of the Dead – November 1st and 2nd
- Revolution Day – third Monday in November
- Christmas Day – December 25th
In addition to these holidays, there are also several regional and local holidays that may be observed in different parts of Mexico.