Mexico is a joyful country, full of life, bright colors, folk music and a noble and hard-working people. All these are part of the cultural inheritance of the country and the customs and festivities that, with determination, dedication and devotion are held year after year in order to extol beliefs and celebrate together with family and visitors.
Imagine walking through streets lines with altars adorned with orange, purple and white flowers, perceiving the aroma of typical Mexican dishes and watching a fiesta of crepe paper cut into all kinds of shapes, as you stroll between endless lines of lit candles and families praying, recollecting and commemorating their loved ones who have passed on to the life eternal: this and much more comprises the Day of the Dead, a national celebration that renders homage to family members who have gone to the other side.
Meanwhile, Mexico’s Independence Day, held on September 15 each year is a major celebration centered on the Zócalo or central plaza of Mexico City.
Strolling around the country’s central square, surrounded by buildings from different historical epochs, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palacio Nacional and Templo Mayor, the Great Temple, one of the most impressive archeological sites in the country, allows you to celebrate together with thousands of citizens and with the President of the Republic himself the moment on which the heroes of the nation liberated it from Spanish rule.
Other popular festivities you can enjoy together with your family are the Carnivals held in ports such as Veracruz, Mazatlán or Cozumel; festival like those of San Juan Chamula or Chiapa de Corzo; patriotic days like that commemorating the Mexican Revolution; or celebrations that highlight the beauty, culture and customs of the country such as the Festival de las Calaveras (Skull Festival) in Aguascalientes, or the processions, parades and masses offered all over Mexico at Easter time.