Mexican Independence Day is one of, if not THE most important celebration in Mexico.

It’s celebrated each year on September 15th and 16th from all corners of the Mexican territory, but there are some destinations that are preferred for the famous GRITO (shout): ¡Viva México! One of them is the fascinating Pueblo Magico (“Magic Town”) of Patzcuaro, Mexico, in the state of Michoacán.

The national holidays are always a reason for joy, excitement and over-the-top celebration. It’s the moment in which we Mexicans feel more Mexican pride than ever. We go into the streets dressed as charros, adelitas, pro-independence heroes and we carry our colors - green, white and red - with great pride. The main squares throughout the country are filled with colors, parties and festive music.

In Pátzcuaro, the night of September 15th is celebrated with a big fiesta in the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, where everyone waits 11:00pm. This is the hour that the Municipal President begins the ceremony where he gives the shout of independence, he waves the Mexican flag and rings the bell from the central balcony of the presidency. Afterwards, all the attendees enjoy a great firework show and continue the fiesta in style with music, dancing, food and drink.

The morning of September 16th, the traditional independence parade takes place through the city streets and as the parade wraps up , it signifies the end of the Mexican Independence Day celebrations.

September is without a doubt a perfect month to visit Patzcuaro. If you want to extend your stay, then you’ll want to know that the 28th is the city’s anniversary by Don Vasco de Quiroga. Two days later is the birth of the independence hero, José María Morelos y Pavón who, although he was born in Morelia, the capital of Michoacán, in Janitzio there are several celebrations and dances in his honor.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate our Mexican Independence Day in Patzcuaro, a awe-inspiring destination that will leave you amazed with its folk atmosphere, delicious cuisine and deep-rooted Mexican traditions.

For your hotel, don’t hesitate to choose the Best Western Plus Inn of Don Vasco, we’re located just 10 minutes from the city center and very close to one of the docks where you can board a traditional boat to cross the lake and get to the mysterious island of Janitzio. We have comfortable rooms, beautiful gardens, colonial patios, swimming pool and a magnificent terrace where you can enjoy incredible views.

Enjoy unforgettable Mexican Independence Day celebrations in Patzcuaro, Mexico with the help of Best Western Plus Posada de Don Vasco. Visit our website to learn more about us and book your stay online today:

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