Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a Caribbean Vacation
There's no better way to immerse yourself in the culture of a destination than by participating in one of the locale's signature celebrations.2015-12-28
There's no better way to immerse yourself in the culture of a destination than by participating in one of the locale's signature celebrations. When you're staying at luxury vacation rentals in Mexico, you'll be able to partake in a number of festivities depending on when you travel, and those who stay at villas in Mexico during the fall may be able to capitalize on the revelry surrounding Mexican Independence Day.
Sept. 16, 2013 will be the 202nd anniversary of Mexico's independence. Dubbed "El Grito de la Independencia," or "The Cry of Independence," this celebration recognizes the day the country finally stepped out from under Spanish rule.
The long road to independence began when the Mexican people decided to act against the Spanish imposing regulations on trade and putting its own citizens in leadership positions. When Napoleon Bonaparte started invading parts of Europe in 1808, Mexico saw its chance to escape and quickly moved to set up its own government - yet still professed loyalty to the Spanish monarchy.
Over the next two years, a number of conspiracies and grassroots movements began to take hold throughout the country. Sept. 16, 1810 was marked by a famous speech given by a priest Father Miguel Hidalgo, who rallied his parishioners and convinced them to march into Mexico City and fight for their independence.
Join the Celebration
During your stay at luxury rentals, you will be exposed to plenty of opportunities to get involved in the celebrations taking place around Mexico. The Sept. 16 holiday is one of the most beloved festivities across the country, and with so much happening in destinations from coast to coast, you can choose exactly what you want to partake in during your vacation.
Towns throughout Mexico recreate Father Hidalgo's famous speech, which is usually followed up with parades, firework displays, dances and feasts. You'll have a chance to check out traditional Mexican food, music and costumes, while also enjoying the sight of houses and buildings decked out in flags and other decorations. Street vendors are usually out selling flags, balloons, hats and other trinkets, so you and your family can get in the mood to party with just the right outfit - and grab a souvenir you'll want to bring home with you to forever remember the event.