Mexico Celebrates Independence Day Riviera Nayarit Style

On the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, you will find  Mexico Independence Day flags and celebrations everywhere!  Mexicans love to celebrate, and this is an official Mexico Holiday. The actual holiday is on the 16th, and everyone gets that day off. Many only have to work a half a day on the 15th as well. This year it falls on the weekend, so not so much worry about making it to the bank or post office. But, if your coming to the Riviera Nayarit to celebrate, its a good idea to get your bungalow rental  in advance. The Riviera Nayarit is filled with fun and hip towns  with lots of stores for shopping, fun bars and restaurants and  great beaches for swimming, surfing and SUPing.(stand up and paddle). There are also evening party cruises happening, with dancing, drinking and screaming!

Mexico Celebrates their Freedom
In Mexico we celebrate our independence with the traditional cry of freedom that marked the beginning of the battle for independence in Dolores Hidalgo in 1810.
The Grito de Dolores (“Scream of Dolores”) also known as El Grito de la Endependencia   (“Cry of Independence”), was File:Iglesia de la Colonia Niños Heroes de Chapultepec.jpguttered from the small town of Dolores , near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810. It is the event that marks the beginning of the  Mexican War of Independence. The “grito” was the announcing of the Mexican War of Independence  by Miguel, a Roman Catholic priest.  Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. 

Since then every year in the Zocalo people gather to hear the voice of the president of the republic the pain cry: “Viva Mexico.” Similarly, the governors of each state and the president of each municipality, giving the cry in the government compound in their city or pueblo.

On the night of September 15 in all entities, people gather around the palace to hear the speech and shout VIVA MEXICO! The hubbub squares fill with Mexican food stalls, bands, plays and dances. Tequila and mariachi bands are a must.

At approximately 23:00 hrs the cry is given immediately after the castle and burned gunpowder, fireworks, firecrackers, fireworks and the famous “bull”, ring the church bells and “breaks” the dancing begins.
On September 16, in the morning, people often attend or watch on television the Military Parade organized by the Federal Government (in the CD. Of Mexico) and state governments.

It is a tradition to place flags on cars or on the roof of the houses from the beginning of the month, announcing the celebration.  You can also find many street stalls selling straw hats, horns, whistles, fake mustaches and flags of all sizes. Pick up a flag or two and help celebrate Mexico;s freedom.


En México festejamos nuestra independencia con el tradicional grito de libertad que marco el inicio de la batalla de independencia en Dolores Hidalgo en 1810.

Desde entonces todos los años en el Zócalo Capitalino se reúne la gente a escuchar de voz del presidente de la republica el grito de dolores: “Viva México”. De igual forma, los gobernadores de cada estado y el presidente de
cada municipio, dan el grito en el recinto gubernamental de su respectivo lugar.

La noche del 15 de septiembre en todas las entidades, la gente se reúne alrededor del palacio a escuchar el discurso y a gritar VIVA MEXICO! Las plazas se llenan de algarabía con puestos de antojitos mexicanos, bandas de música, representaciones teatrales y bailes folklóricos. El Tequila y el mariachi
no pueden faltar.
Aproximadamente a las 23:00 hrs se da el grito e inmediatamente después y se quema el castillo de pólvora, fuegos artificiales, cuetes, petardos y el famoso “torito”, repican las campanas de las iglesias y se “rompe” el baile.

El 16 de septiembre, por la mañana, la gente suele asistir o ver por televisión el Desfile Militar organizado por el Gobierno Federal (en la CD. de México) y por los gobiernos estatales.

Es una tradición colocar banderas en los automóviles o en la azotea de las casas desde principios del mes.

También se puede encontrar en la calle numerosos puestos vendiendo sombreros de palma, cornetas, silbatos, bigotes falsos y banderas de todos los tamaños.

El 15 de septiembre se trabaja medio día y el 16 es feriado oficial.

Visit the Riviera Nayarit for a fabulous vacation. There is always so much to discover; play, eat and have some fun! The Riviera Nayarit is a safe place to relocate to as well. What a wonderful climate to retire, and to relax in.
Mexico loves to party, and Mexicans love to be loud. Come and celebrate the Mexico Independence Day on the Riviera Nayarit.

Discover the Riviera Nayarit for an amazing vacation, Move to Mexico for life!

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