Mexico’s Independence Day – September 16th.

16th of September - Independence Day

Grito de IndependenciaSeptember is considered the month of the Homeland in Mexico thus lots of celebrating! During this month, Mexican citizens come together to celebrate the beginning of independence known as El Grito de Dolores “Cry of Independence” starting on the night of the 15th at 11:00 pm in Mexico’s City main square “El Zócalo” and in all the government palaces around the country concluding the 16th with a military parade. No other time of year is better than September to really feel Mexico under the skin.

Military ParadeIndependence Day is the day that the Mexican culture really stands out, the joy of the festivities are complemented with fireworks, folkloric dances, traditional Mexican dishes, drinks, traditional music and the world know mariachi, its very common to see along the streets the colors of the flag and entire families awaiting the right moment to shout VIVA MÉXICO!

Once again the country will be merged into a single voice to sing the National Anthem and will have the opportunity to hear other compositions that for their patriotic musical sense have been considered as second national anthems; such as The March of Zacatecas-Genaro Codina (1892) y The Huapango de Moncayo-Juan Pablo Moncayo (1941).

To visit Mexico is to live a world of Aztec heritage everywhere: beginning with the culture of the country following with it’s architectural remains of their cities which retain precedent of the Pre-Hispanic era. Its warm and friendly people will make you discover the secrets of a civilization living with it’s deeply rooted traditions, spicy flavors and Mariachi music.

Mexico’s Independence Day

16th of September - Independence Day

Grito de IndependenciaSeptember is considered the month of the Homeland in Mexico thus lots of celebrating! During this month, Mexican citizens come together to celebrate the beginning of independence known as  El Grito de Dolores  “Cry of Independence”  starting on the night of the 15th at 11:00 pm in Mexico’s City main square “El Zócalo” and in all the government palaces around the country concluding the 16th with a military parade. No other time of year is better than September to really feel Mexico under the skin.

Fuegos PirotecnicosIndependence Day is the day that the Mexican culture really stands out, the joy of the festivities are complemented with fireworks, folkloric dances, traditional Mexican dishes, drinks, traditional music and the world know mariachi, its very common to see along the streets the colors of the flag and entire families awaiting the right moment to shout VIVA MÉXICO!

Once again the country will be merged into a single voice to sing the National Anthem and will have the opportunity to hear other compositions that for their patriotic musical sense have been considered as second national anthems; such as The March of Zacatecas-Genaro Codina (1892) y The Huapango de Moncayo-Juan Pablo Moncayo (1941).

To visit Mexico is to live a world of Aztec heritage everywhere: beginning with the culture of the country following with it’s architectural remains of their cities which retain precedent of the Pre-Hispanic era. Its warm and friendly people will make you discover the secrets of a civilization living with it’s deeply rooted traditions, spicy flavors and Mariachi music.

Happy New Year Puerto Vallarta 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Watch, fireworks and champagne

The time has come to say goodbye to 2011, the countdown begins and Puerto Vallarta is preparing for New Year’s Eve party. The city’s boardwalk is the meeting place where music, good wishes and the atmosphere of brotherhood are the special guests

The end of year accounts for most of the people as a farewell, while longing for a better year, longing for the lost and missing and thanking for what was lived and accomplished.

Hats, whistles, streamers, confetti, the highly anticipated fireworks and much noise accompany this party, of course you cannot miss the toast and for many people the famous 12 grapes; symbol of fertility, life and prosperity which are consumed simultaneously with the clock before it strikes midnight accompanied with good wishes for the coming year. At midnight each hotel and locations near the beach are filled with lights and joy reaching its climax.

People celebrating the new year

For many it is time for reunions, for others it’s the time for reflection but in the end, the new year is always a time to celebrate the beginning of hope which never ends, because it is always a new beginning.