Independence Day – Mexico’s biggest party – is celebrated on September 15th when the nation’s president gives the “Viva Mexico” independence cry from the balcony of the National Palace. During this national celebration, the Zocalo fills with tens of thousands of people. If you go, be sure to wear old clothes, as eggs and other party-pieces are thrown liberally during the national event.
December 12th is day of the Virgin Guadalupe, and the celebrations at the Basilica are huge. Thousands of people visit Mexico City to pay patronage to her, as the celebration caps 10 days of festivities that honor the religious patron.
Festival del Centro Historico lasts 3 weeks and is an excellent outburst of culture, music, dancing, food and celebrations of Mexican history.
Mexico City is one of the world’s most vibrant, charismatic and extraordinary cities. Take the time to wander around some of its attractions, submerge yourself in the cultural celebrations and enjoy the experience of one the most contrasting, exciting and inspiring capitals in the world.