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National Holiday-Independence Day

September 16th 2019
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Throughout Mexico

Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards.
 
It follows after the day of the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores), on September 15.
 
Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with fireworks, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music on September 16. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion. "Viva Mexico" or "Viva la independencia” are shouted amidst the crowds on this day.
 
Independence Day is a national public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. Some streets and roads may be closed or restricted in major cities to make way for large celebrations. People intending on travelling via public transport in Mexico should check with public transit authorities on any timetable or route changes.
 
Independence Day is a national public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. Some streets and roads may be closed or restricted in major cities to make way for large celebrations. People intending on travelling via public transport in Mexico should check with public transit authorities on any timetable or route changes.
 
Miguel Hidalgo was a priest but was also known to have lived outside the parameters of celibacy. He was believed to have fathered children, including 2 daughters.
 
2019 Mon Sep 16 Independence Day National holiday
2020 Wed Sep 16 Independence Day National holiday
2021 Thu Sep 16 Independence Day National holiday
2022 Fri Sep 16 Independence Day National holiday
2023 Sat Sep 16 Independence Day National holiday
2024 Mon Sep 16 Independence Day National holiday
2025 Tue Sep 16 Independence Day National holiday
 


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