Mexico’s Trademark / Estámpas de México

If you love Mexican culture and food or want to learn more about the folklore of our country, there is a fun way to do it and it´s free! Estampas de México at Hidalgo park features music and folklore dance troupes from different states of our country, aside from Mexican food sale. This cultural program was created to promote Mexican traditions and values as well as the commercial activity in Puerto Vallarta´s downtown.

Estampas de México began to take place in 2014 promoted by civil associations such as Puerto Vallarta´s urban landowners, 5 de Diciembre and downtown neighborhood associations, among others. Those attending the event are an interesting mix of local people and national and international tourists. The event begins at 7 pm with a parade from hotel Buenaventura facilities. The following dates of this cultural program are:

February 11, 18 and 25.
March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
April 7.

Si te encanta la cultura mexicana y su comida o si quieres conocer más del folclor de nuestro país, ya existe una manera divertida de hacerlo y además es ¡gratuita! El programa Estampas de México que se lleva a cabo en el parque Hidalgo presenta espectáculos de música y danza folclórica proveniente de diferentes estados de nuestro país, así como venta de comida mexicana. Este programa cultural fue creado para promover las tradiciones mexicanas y sus valores, así como la actividad comercial del centro de Puerto Vallarta.

Estampas de México comenzó a llevarse a cabo en el año 2014 promovido por las asociaciones civiles de Unión de Propietarios de Fincas Urbanas, el Polígono de Desarrollo Controlado del Centro Histórico, así como las colonias 5 de Diciembre y El Centro. Los asistentes a dicho evento son una interesante mezcla de gente local y turistas nacionales e internacionales. El evento comienza a las 7 pm con un desfile que parte de las instalaciones del hotel Buenaventura. Las siguientes fechas de este programa cultural son:

Febrero 11, 18 y 25.
Marzo 3, 10, 17, 24 y 31.
Abril 7.

Mexico’s Independence Day – September 16th.

16th of September - Independence Day

Traditionally September has been consider the month of patriotism, during this month many important events took place related to the battles for freedom and sovereignty in Mexico, Independence day being the most important one which took place on September 16.

The objective of said celebration is to remember the day that the liberal movement began and to recognize its initiators.

Grito de Independencia

Mexican families enjoy the celebrations starting on the evening of September 15th since at 11:00 pm the famous “Cry of Independence” is given in all of the Mexican town squares just like father Miguel Hidalgo did in 1810 for freedom from Spain and it’s considered the chronological starting point of the war for independence.

The series of events are broadcasted on television every year from the well known capital’s main square in Mexico City when the clock hits 11:00 pm that’s when the bells ring at will, within the National Palace the president of the Mexican Republic holding the flag in his hands comes out and yells in front of the huge crowd of people ¡¡VIVA MEXICO!! followed by the National Mexican anthem.

Chile en Nogada During this traditional Mexican celebration you can enjoy the Mariachi, national folkloric music and a great variety of exquisite Mexican cuisine in which we can highlight the pozole and the chiles en nogada, this last one being a typical dish from Puebla whose origin goes back to the consumption of the Independence in 1821 which was elaborated by the Agustinas Nuns where you can appreciate the 3 color of our flag:  green represented by  the chile poblano, white by the tender castilla nut sauce and red by the pomegranate.

Desfile de Independencia September 16th is the maximum patriotic festivity of the homeland therefore it is considered a national holiday, the majority of the Mexican nationals have a day off, along all the cities and towns celebrations are organized, in civic areas pledge of allegiance to the Mexican flag is performed, parades are organized in the main streets in which kids from different schools march, some representing the events that occurred in 1810, at Mexico City the parade is integrated by the Mexican armed forces.

This is the perfect moment to enjoy and learn the essence of the Mexican people, it’s gastronomy, music, history and to experience the wonderful culture of this welcoming country.