Mexico City Events
Festival de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (December 12th) – is celebrated annually throughout Mexico, but the Basilica just outside of Mexico City features the largest celebration and draws thousands upon thousands of fervent worshippers. This festival celebration honors the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of Mexico.
Dia de la Independencia (September 16th) – celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain, and is undoubtedly one of the countries most revered national holidays, as well as its biggest party! Fiestas commence throughout Mexico when the President shouts his traditional exclamation - 'Viva Mexico!' - from the balcony of the National Palace. The President's cry is televised across Mexico.
Festival del Centro Historico – or Historic Centre Festival is 3-weeks of festivities focusing on the culture, music, dancing and food of Mexico City. The dates of Festival del Centro Historico differ from year to year, but the festival took place on March 28th in the year 2004. Check with Mexico City tourism for exact dates.
Corpus Christi – (typically June) – this national celebration is steeped in religious belief as it honors the body of Jesus Christ. During this sacred celebration a series of spiritual processions, celebrations, music, food and dancing take place. If you plan to visit Mexico City during the Corpus Christi festival take a day-trip to the archaeological site of El Tajin where you'll see the famous Voladores de Papantla flying dancers perform. If you choose to stay in Mexico City the celebrations are the liveliest in city center around Mexico City's Cathedral and Mexico City's National Palace.