Holidays & Fiestas
Cinco de Mayo:
A national holiday in Mexico on May 5th. for
Victory al Puebla over French on May 5, 1862.
The nigth before independence Day, 10:00 pm
on September 15th., the bell is rung in the
Church of Dolores by the president of the
Mexican Independence Day:
The greatest national holiday, September 16th.
Celbrated in Mexico, as well as the United States
on October 12th.
Anniversary of the Revolution:
The start of the revolution in Mexico against
Diaz in 1920 is remembered on November 20th.
Mexican festivities start nine days before
Christmas. A highligt is the Posadas, a
reenactment of the Holy Family's search
for shelter before the birth of Jesus.
The holiday time is for parties and includes the piñata , a gally decorated paper-mache animal filled with candies. It is battered with a stick by guests untill it is broken and goodies tumble out.