Mexican Independence Day

Experience Mexico’s most spectacular celebration in true fiesta form!

If your next Cabo getaway falls in the middle of September, you definitely don’t want to miss all the liveliness and celebration of Mexico’s most spectacular fiesta, our Independence Day. The celebration begins on the 15th with local public officials performing reenactments of Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 Grito de Dolores. Hidalgo, a priest in the town of Dolores, called for a revolution. His cry marked the beginning of an 11 year struggle ending with the victory of Mexico gaining independence from Spain.

In honor of Hidalgo’s cry and the symbolism it held, officials all over the entire country, in every major city and small towns, along with the people reenact the celebratory moment, chanting “Viva Mexico, Viva!” at 11pm. Thereafter, communities gather together to eat, drink, listen to live music and watch firework shows.

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The Mexican president will speak to the country from a balcony in Mexico City’s famous “zocalo,” the main plaza. Like the city officials, he also will end with the cry, “Viva Mexico,” which in essence means, “long live Mexico.” He will then host a midnight dinner as the nation parties into the morning.The 16th is the actual “Independence Day,” and Cabo as well as other cities around the country begin the day with parades and continued fun. Las fiestas patrias, or patriotic celebrations carry on through the entire month of September. Because we know a thing of two about fiestas and celebrations. Even though it may be one of the hotter months to visit Los Cabos, it is without a doubt the most colorful and vibrant you will ever see this town.

To make your experience even more patriotic, ( upon request ) we can  prepare a “Mexican Night” in your villa! Have your own personal chef come show you some of the most traditional meals made on this special day with authentic decorations to brighten up the space. Our concierge team can also help you find the perfect spots to watch the reenactments performed in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. We assure you this will be one of the greatest fiestas you’ll attend!