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4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List

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

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Now, this is the real Mexican Independence Day. Every year on September 15, thousands of Mexicans and tourists gather at the Plaza de la Constitución (or Zócalo) in Mexico City for live entertainment and plenty of food and Cerveza in celebration of Mexico’s Independence from Spain. At 11 p.m., the Zócalo (one of the largest public plazas on Earth) falls quiet as the President of Mexico rings the National Palace Bell and gives the shout of “¡Viva México!” Then, the crowd sings the Mexican national anthem accompanied by a band made up of soldiers from the Mexican Armed Forces.

4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List

The next day, there are fiestas, parades and concerts across all of Mexico. A traditional dish to have on El Grito de la Independencia is chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano peppers doused in a walnut sauce).

If you can’t make it to one of the events listed above, don’t worry. Mexico is a huge place full of sights, events, culture, adventures and interesting people all year long.

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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

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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