Everything You Need to Know Mexican Independence Day and When is Mexican Independence Day 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and further years.
When is Mexican Independence Day
Mexican Independence Day is celebrated every year on September 16.
When is Mexican Independence Day 2021
Mexican Independence Day 2021 takes places on Thursday, September 16, 2021
When is Mexican Independence Day 2022
Mexican Independence Day 2022 takes place on Friday, September 16, 2022.
When is Mexican Independence Day 2023
Mexican Independence Day 2023 takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2023.
When is Mexican Independence Day 2024
Mexican Independence Day 2024 takes place on Monday, September 16, 2024.
When is Mexican Independence Day 2025
Mexican Independence Day 2025 takes place on Tuesday, September 16, 2025.
About Mexican Independence Day
On September 16, Mexicans around the globe will celebrate the anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain. The day is marked by a national holiday in Mexico, a reenactment of a historic moment from the revolution’s leader, and an array of performances from fireworks to dance routines.
Often confused with Cinco de Mayo by people living in the United States, Mexico’s independence day actually marks the moment in 1810 when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest known as Father Hidalgo, made the first cry for independence. After a moving speech in the Mexican town of Dolores, Hidalgo took up the banner of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a Roman Catholic image of the Virgin Mary as she appears to Juan Diego, an indigenous Mexican believer who was later sainted by the church.
“Independence commemorates the beginning [of the struggle],” says Elena Albarrán, associate professor of history and global and intercultural studies at Miami University in Ohio. “In this case, you celebrate the moment of insurgency, the possibility, and the hope.”
Is Cinco de Mayo Mexico’s Independence Day?
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.
Mexico’s Independence Day occurs on September 16 each year, the anniversary of the Grito de Dolores, a speech and battle cry uttered by Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810 that inspired the movement that ultimately freed Mexico from Spanish rule.
Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a victory over the French by Mexican forces that occurred more than a half century later, on May 5, 1862.