This is a metropolis that enjoys great cultural and religious diversity, which is evident in Mexico City's traditions and festivities. These festivals reflect the historic and cultural values of its people.
Mexico City festivals celebrated here are very varied; however, the most representative are Candelmas, on February 2; Easter; the Independence ceremony in the Zocalo (central plaza) on September 1; All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day, on November 1 and 2, which together comprise Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead); Christmas and New Year, on December 24 and 31, respectively.
In the south of the city, Xochimilco, famous for its canals, celebrates more than 50 special dates throughout the year, among which the most notable are the Fiesta del Niñopa (the Child Jesus), to which miracles are attributed and the traditional Flor más Bella del Ejido (Most Beautiful Flower of the Community Lands), held on Good Friday. These and other festive dates, with colored lights, music, Mexican snacks, and traditional dress, reflect the multicultural traditions and festivities in Mexico City.