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4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List

Four fun festivals worth visiting Mexico (and dressing up) for.


Mexico is mostly known for its beaches, tequila and picturesque views. But let’s face it — you can find better beaches in many countries. When I visit Mexico, I go for the cultural attractions. But many people don’t realize that it’s a big country filled with a variety of unique and textured cultural flavors.

4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List

There are said to be between 5,000 and 6,000 celebrations every year, ranging from local events to national celebrations. This makes it easy to choose a place and time of year to visit — just go wherever there’s something to celebrate.

4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List

Tropical forests and turquoise beaches are great, but our neighbor-to-the-south sure knows how to throw a great party. Here are four festivals to attend if you want to experience a traditional Mexican celebration:

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Reader Discussion: 72 Comments

  1. Carol Joyner

    Take my money and send me to Mexicooo! Let me live there for a year! Huhuhu

  2. Evelyn Harris

    Loving this post! Brings out my inner party animal! I want to see and experience all those 6,000 festivals and the Mexican culture.

  3. Kimberly Holder

    Arriba! Party in Mexico is the best! Everyone should experience our party here maybe once in their lives! Best experience you’ll ever get!

  4. Frances Shapiro

    This is a great article. It shows how great Mexicans celebrate their festivals! And how much they love to party and celebrate! (Well, it’s obvious from their 6000 festivals every year! Hahaha)

  5. Jennifer varner

    I love this article! This is made for every party people around the world!

  6. Cries Moris

    Carnaval in Mexico looks so amazing! I want to experience the Mexican kind of party before I reach my 30’s.

  7. Mary Beyer

    I’ve always wanted to experience any party in Mexico being celebrated in the streets!

  8. Eloisa Clay

    Aside from those festivals, I also like to try Mexican foods though I’m not a fan of spicy foods. Drinking Tequilla that is legitly in Mexico is my goal!

  9. Katherine Donnelly

    It’s amazing how people get united on their independence day. It gives me chills knowing they all celebrate it together at their plaza.

  10. Britni Baynes

    Cool! Aztec Ritual with Catholicism theme of the event that celebrates the day of the dead. I want to experience them. Maybe it’s kinda scary with all the decorations of skulls and stuff but I find it amazing!

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