Top 3 Festivals Celebrated in Mexico

Mexico is one of our top planned destinations. Our clients LOVE it there! We are here to tell you there are other places in Mexico to travel aside from Cancun, Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta. Did you know? We can plan these as well!

One of the best ways to discover another culture is to experience their holiday festivities. Immersing yourself in the excitement and traditions that come with national holidays will instantly give you a newfound respect for the culture. Mexico’s national holidays are well known around the globe and even celebrated in other countries. However, if you want a feel for the real thing, it’s best to book a trip to Mexico and experience it first-hand! 

Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays. In the United States, it is related to Halloween, but they are entirely separate! Celebrated from October 31 – November 2 each year, Day of the Dead is when families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drinks, and celebration. People decorate home altars all across the country, have parades, and hold a graveside candlelight vigil for their deceased loved ones. 

Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel

Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel

Villa Ganz is located in what’s known as Guadalajara’s Zona Rosa, one of the city’s favorite locations.

This area is right in the heart of the Colonia Lafayette, which along with the elegant Colonia Americana represent the gorgeous architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with their distinctive European flair. This is a quiet and safe location perfect for walking, and the streets are lined with art galleries, restaurants, bars and pubs, museums, shopping centers, parks and internationally acclaimed designer boutiques.

Housed in a historic 1930s mansion, Villa Ganz has been acclaimed as the First Luxury Boutique Hotel in Guadalajara. It has 10 beautifully restored rooms decorated in exquisite good taste. Guests will find picturesque corners and magical spaces in this two-story villa, which brilliantly evokes the noble mansions of yesteryear.

Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel
Dia de la Independencia

Independence Day in Mexico is a festival that marks the start of Mexico’s decade-long war of independence against Spain. The festivities begin a week before September 16, with towns putting on art shows, concerts, parades, and dressing the streets in the national colors of green, white, and red. The celebration culminates in the local plazas at midnight for El Grito, when a local functionary shouts “Viva Mexico!” signaling the start of a firework display and a large party!

Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort

The stunning design of Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende, located near the Obraje Dam, beautifully captures the historical richness and cultural charm of one of the most beautiful locales in Mexico, internationally listed as one of the best cities in the world.

Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort
Cinco de Mayo

While you don’t have to go to Mexico to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, it’s still a celebration worth traveling for. Cinco de Mayo celebrates a Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Much like Dia de la Independencia, the city of Puebla does mark the week before with music and cultural events. On May 5, the Mexican Army units led a parade of local people dressed in period costumes.

Estrella de Belem

With a stay at Estrella de Belem, you’ll be centrally located in Cholula, within a 15-minute drive of Puebla Cathedral and Plaza de la Concordia. This 4-star bed & breakfast is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Great Pyramid of Cholula and 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Zocalo Square.

Regardless of which festivity you travel for, celebrating an authentic Mexican holiday in Mexico is an experience you won’t soon forget!

We would be honored to plan your trip to Mexico. Contact our team today by calling 630-776-8371 or emailing us at