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Top traditions for celebrating the Independence of Mexico

September is a very patriotic month because it’s during this month that the Independence of Mexico is celebrated. Although the official holiday falls on September 16, the celebration begins the evening before and carries on into the next day. Even so, the whole month is bustling with pride and a unique festive energy.

Of course, the holiday is also loaded with numerous Mexican traditions, so here we’ll tell you about a few of them while you prepare to enjoy the national holiday to the fullest.


Mexican Parties

The favorite tradition to celebrate Mexican Independence Day is to throw or attend a “very” Mexican party.

What do we mean by "very Mexican"? Well, it’s a party in which absolutely everything refers to Mexico: flags are hung along with other items holding the national colors (green, white and red), traditional food is served and of course, there’s tequila and mariachi music. People will also wear traditional clothing such as huipiles, rebozos, charro hats and embroidered blouses.

Practically all Mexican houses, restaurants, bars and hotels celebrate this holiday, so it’s easy for you to be part of one.


Scream of Independence

El Grito de Independencia is one of the most important Mexican traditions. This act commemorates the moment on September 1810,  in which Miguel Hidalgo (the founding father of the country) made the call that started the Mexican independence movement.

Every year, the president of Mexico, the state governors, municipal presidents and authorities of each town, go out to the balcony of the government palaces to give the Scream of Independence. This is the most important act of the national holiday.


Traditional Cuisine

No Mexican party is complete without delicious food! And for the celebration of the national holiday there are certain dishes which cannot be missed.

Chiles en nogada is the most traditional dish, since it origins back precisely to the times of Mexico's Independence. The dish consists of a poblano pepper, stuffed with a mince made up of beef or pork, nuts, raisins, and pine nuts. It’s then covered with a white nut sauce called nogada, and garnished with pomegranate seeds.

Chiles en nogada originated in Puebla, a beautiful colonial in north-west Mexico and where the traditions of Mexico's Independence are fervently lived. 

If you want to enjoy the national holiday to the max and experience a true Mexican party, we invite you to do it with us at Hotel Best Western Plus Puebla.

We are located near the historic center of Puebla, which makes us the ideal starting point to enjoy Mexican Independence Day, witness the Grito de Independencia, try chiles en nogada and spend a few days celebrating Mexico the way we do!


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