Enjoy Mexico’s Independence Day in San Miguel de Allende

In Culture by Isabella Moreno

On September 15th Mexico gathers together to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. Throughout the country you will find tons of tricolored flags, hats with VIVA MEXICO! written on them, colorful necklaces, jícaras, rattles, pinwheels, Mexican toys and so much more! What makes Mexico a beautiful country is the passion for its national days like Independence Day, Day of the Dead, Flag Day, the Saints and many more that are part of our history, tradition and culture. In each city throughout the country, the “Grito de Dolores” (Cry of Dolores) is transmitted on the night of September 15, in the same way the priest, Miguel Hidalgo Costilla and the Captains, Ignacio Allende and Juan Aldama incited the population of Dolores Hidalgo in Guanajuato in 1810 to rise against the authorities of the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

Viva the Guadalupe! Bring down the bad government!

One of the most beautiful places in Mexico is the city of San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato. The breathtaking city still preserves the colonial atmosphere during the times of the Independence War and the city contains tons of history, including the house where General Ignacio Allende was born. Each year hundreds of visitors gather in the main square of San Miguel de Allende to hear the GRITO from the balcony of the government palace by the municipal president in turn. To enjoy a wonderful experience, it is advisable to make a multi-day visit around this date so you can stay at one of the wonderful hotels like the Rosewood, Matilda or Sierra Nevada. Taste the typical cuisine and celebrate one of the most important dates in the history of Mexico. You won’t stop being surprised by the colonial and baroque architecture, the stunning Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel, the callejonadas, shops, restaurants and the always happy people. It is a complete experience that includes history, tourism, architecture, design, luxury and lots of fun.


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