Saturday night was Mexican Independence Day. In Mexico, locals usually celebrate with house parties or maybe going out to a bar, and many go to their city’s main square to take part in the festivities.
This year, Jorge and I started the evening at our friend Tomas’ house. We were expecting a small gathering of friends, but when we got there, the entire front patio was set up for a large party. Apparently it was Tomas’ sister-in-law’s birthday, so there was a huge double celebration.
Soon after our arrival, a mariachi band showed up to surprise the birthday girl! So much fun.
Many of the party hosts and guests came dressed up in traditional Mexican and Yucatecan clothing. I was too shy to get pictures of them all, but I did manage to get these:
We did “El Grito” at 11 pm (when everybody across the country shouts “Viva Mexico”!), then made our way to another friend’s house for another party. We were up until 2 am chatting around the table with our friend Raul’s family, then we headed home early because Jorge had to work at 7 am. Overall it was a laid-back, very Mexican night!
How did you celebrate El Quince de Septiembre? (Mexican Independence Day)