Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PRWEB) September 18, 2014
While Mexican Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country, one of the most renowned and exciting festivals occurs in Puerto Vallarta. With vendors on every corner selling a wide variety of items and festivities that the entire city partakes in, experiencing this National Holiday in Puerto Vallarta is sure to make for a one-of-a-kind vacation experience.
Krystal International Vacation Club shares that in Puerto Vallarta, Mexican Independence Day is celebrated from September 13 until the actual Independence Day on September 16. On the first day of celebrations, a civic ceremony was held to honor Los Niños Héroes (the Boy Heroes of Chapultepec). During this ceremony held in the main square of El Pitillal, there was a roll call, an honor guard and a wreath that was presented in their memory.
On the second day of celebrations, the city celebrates El Día Nacional del Charro, otherwise known as National Charro Day. This day celebrates the traditional horsemen from Mexico, known as the charros. More than 100 members of La Unión de Asociaciones de Charros de Puerto Vallarta (the Union of Puerto Vallarta Charros Associations) were joined by delegations from seven other Latin and Central American countries in a parade that wound its way throughout Puerto Vallarta.
Krystal International Vacation Club shares that on September 15, the eve of Independence Day, the festivities reached a new level of energy with activities starting at 9:00 a.m. The day started with a flag raising and a singing of the National Anthem at the Augustín Flores Contreras Sports Stadium. Throughout the day there were folkloric dancers, food and fun to be had by all. At 11:00 p.m. the townspeople gathered in front of the municipal government building in La Plaza Principal to await the clock striking the hour of 11. At this time, the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta, Ramón Guerrero Martinez stepped onto the balcony of La Presidencia to ring the symbolic liberty bell and shout El Grito de Dolores, to which the townspeople reply “¡Viva México!” and “¡Viva la Independencia!” At the end of the ceremony, fireworks lit up the sky while Mariachi bands and traditional dancers put on an exciting show for spectators.
On September 16, Mexican Independence Day, the town of Puerto Vallarta celebrated with parades, food, games and all sorts of events to commemorate this momentous day.
Travelers interested in attending these festivities next year are encouraged to contact Krystal International Vacation Club today.
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