September 16: Mexico's Independence Day

Articles and features about Mexico’s Independence Day festivities

Articles and features about Mexico’s Independence Day festivities

Fireworks Display

Public Holidays in Mexico

Mexico celebrates a number of public holidays each year. Statutory holidays are legislated at a Federal level and dates given as a holiday by statute are termed locally as...

Mural of Miguel Hidalgo

Famous Street Names in Mexico

Every now and again, Mexico's National Statistics Institute publishes off-beat snippets of information that have no bearing on the country's current economic situation, like marriage statistics on Valentine's day,...

Mural of Miguel Hidalgo - Government Palace Guadalajara

Mexico Celebrates 200 Years

On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla freed the prisoners in the town of Dolores who had been locked up by the Spanish authorities and called on the...

$100 Mexican Pesos - Centenary Limited Edition Banknote

New Banknotes Mark Independence, Revolution

The Mexican government has been getting a head start on celebrations of the bicentennial anniversary of the Independence, and the centennial anniversary of the Revolution.