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4 Mexican Festivals for Your Bucket List

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


Grito de Dolores

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 taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 76 Comments

  1. Sara Grey

    All these festivals and all this food I can’t eat. ((sigh)) I will travel there in the future. Wait for me Mexicooooo!!!

  2. bruce parker

    great post! will try and visit Mexico someday just for the parties and food. the best reason for traveling is food, the best reason for partying is travel. what great combination indeed

  3. Pepa Washington

    The easiest way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is through food, with some of the best-known dishes of Mexico. Things like guacamole, salsa, and tortillas – it all makes for a tasty holiday! Just don’t forget that date.

  4. Carol Joyner

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

    • Francis Lockwood

      I also wants to visit in mexico but I dont like to live there. I mean yes you might have the money but do you speak spanish as well? If you dont, study the language first then gooo.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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)

  8. Jennifer varner

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

  9. Cries Moris

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

  10. Mary Beyer

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

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