Mexican Independence Day with a Hotel in Puebla
Celebrated every year on September 16, Mexican Independence Day is an essential and lively holiday that commemorates Mexico’s fight for its independence from Spanish colonial rule. The day is filled with traditions, delicious food, and festive activities that bring people together to honor their nation’s history and culture. Let us tell you a little more about this celebration, the dishes that predominate, decorations and attire, and hotels in Puebla to come and live Independence Day like an authentic Mexican.
History’s Echoes in Every Step
On the night of September 15, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest, rang the bell of his church in the town of Dolores to begin the Mexican War of Independence. Hidalgo’s impassioned «Grito de Dolores» speech ignited a rebellion against Spanish rule and inspired Mexicans from all walks of life to join the fight for freedom. This action marked the beginning of a decade-long struggle that eventually led to Mexico’s independence in 1821.
Mexican Independence Day is celebrated with enthusiastic fervor throughout the country. These celebrations typically begin on the evening of September 15 with the «El Grito» ceremony. The president reenacts Hidalgo’s cry for freedom, and people gather in front of the Zócalo de la Ciudad to shout «¡Viva México!» followed by the recitation of patriotic slogans. Fireworks light up the night sky, and the atmosphere is charged with excitement and pride. Most families who stay home visit their relatives and watch the live stream of the biggest show of the year while eating Mexican food.
Dishes that Bring Mexican Hearts Together
The main feature of Mexican Independence Day is the presence of gastronomy. As we mentioned before, families and friends gather to share their favorite food together. Some popular dishes include:
1. Chiles en Nogada
A festive dish featuring poblano peppers stuffed with ground meat and spices, topped with a creamy walnut sauce, and garnished with pomegranate seeds and parsley. The colors of the dish mirror the colors of the Mexican flag (green, white, and red).
The favorite of many. It is a hearty soup made from hominy corn and meat (usually pork or chicken) seasoned with chili peppers and garnished with radishes, lettuce, oregano, and other toppings.
Crispy, flat tortillas that serve as a base for various toppings, such as refried beans, shredded meats (like chicken or beef), lettuce, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.
On the other hand, sopes are thicker, soft, and round corn masa dough bases. These are typically pinched around the edges to form a raised border that holds the toppings in place: refried beans, meat or chicken, sour cream, white cheese, lettuce, and salsa.
These hearty sandwiches feature a sesame seed bun filled with meat, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, and chipotle peppers.
6. Agua Frescas
Refreshing fruit-based beverages, such as hibiscus (jamaica) or tamarind, offer a cooling contrast to the spicy flavors of Pueblan cuisine.
7. Mexican Desserts
Sweet treats like churros, flan, and tres leches cake provide a great ending to the festive feast.
During Mexican Independence Day, cities and towns are adorned with decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag—green, white, and red. People often dress in traditional Mexican attire or simply wear these three lively and symbolic colors to fill the atmosphere with liveliness and joy.
A Hotel in Puebla to Celebrate Like A Real Mexican
Mexican Independence Day is a time when Mexicans come together to celebrate their history, culture, and national pride. Some stay at home, some participate in «El Grito,» and some use it as an excuse to travel to another state. Puebla is one of the most visited states during these festivities, and we want to invite you to live the green-white-red experience with Holiday Inn Puebla La Noria.
We are a hotel Pet Friendly in Puebla with the best amenities, restaurants, event venues, and more. Our location makes it easy for tourists to visit the city’s main attractions. Mexican Independence Day awakens our passion and love for Mexico—we serve all the traditional dishes you want to try, our hotel in Puebla becomes fully color-covered, and the atmosphere feels as vibrant as ever. Don’t think twice and experience this great day in one of Mexico’s most beautiful treasures. ¡Viva México!