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INDEPENDENCE DAY (MEXICO)

When is Independence Day (Mexico) in 2022?

Independence Day (Mexico) in 2022 is on the Friday, 16th of Sep (9/16/2022).

Independence Day (Mexico) is on the 259th day of 2022. There are 106 days left in the year.

Independence Day (Mexico) Facts

  • Date: Sep 16, 2022
  • National
  • Also Called: Grito de Dolores
  • Celebrations: Fireworks, Parades, Family reunions
Independence Day (Mexico) iImage Credit: CIA World Factbook

The Independence Day in Mexico is celebrated every year on 16th of September as the anniversary of the start of Father Hidalgo's revolt. Every year the celebration begins on 15th of September, at 11 pm in Mexico.

On 16th September, 1810, the priest Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla started a revolt against Spanish rule. On this day he rang the church bell to gather the people of Mexico to rise up against the Spanish rule. This event is known as the Grito de Dolores. Mexico finally claimed its independence from Spain in 1821.

On the 15th September, at 11 pm the President of Mexico comes to the central balcony of Palacio Nacional(the National Palace), rings the bell (the same bell Hidalgo rang on 16th Sept, 1810) and cries to the crowd gathered in the huge city square and the crowd enthusiastically respond "iViva(n)!". This city square is decorated with flags, flowers and lights of red, white, and green. These are the three main colors of the Mexican flag. The green is on the left side of the flag and symbolizes independence. White is in the middle of the flag and symbolizes religion. The red is on the right side of the flag and symbolizes union. The celebrations continue on the 16th with ceremonies like parades, air shows, fireworks, musical concerts, bullfights and horseback rider performances.

All Mexicans are entitled to Independence Day off work except some emergency service workers. Mexicans proudly fly their tricolor Flag, recall Hidalgo's speeches, sing patriotic songs and enjoy the day with their friends and families.

Independence Day (Mexico) Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Wed
  • Sep 16, 2009
  • Independence Day
  • Thu
  • Sep 16, 2010
  • Independence Day
  • Fri
  • Sep 16, 2011
  • Independence Day
  • Sun
  • Sep 16, 2012
  • Mon
  • Sep 16, 2013
  • Tue
  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Wed
  • Sep 16, 2015
  • Fri
  • Sep 16, 2016
  • Sat
  • Sep 16, 2017
  • Sun
  • Sep 16, 2018
  • Mon
  • Sep 16, 2019
  • Wed
  • Sep 16, 2020
  • Thu
  • Sep 16, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Mexico in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonFeb 01, 2021Feb 01Constitution Day Holiday
FridayFriFeb 05, 2021Feb 05Constitution Day
MondayMonMar 15, 2021Mar 15Benito Juarez's Birthday
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labor Day
WednesdayWedMay 05, 2021May 05Cinco de Mayo
ThursdayThuSep 16, 2021Sep 16Independence Day
TuesdayTueOct 12, 2021Oct 12Columbus Day
TuesdayTueNov 02, 2021Nov 02All Souls' Day
MondayMonNov 15, 2021Nov 15Revolution Day Memorial
SundaySunDec 12, 2021Dec 12Virgin of Guadalupe
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day