Morelia is the birthplace of a couple of the most important people of the Mexican Independence: José María Morelos y Pavón. In fact, the name "Morelia" was chosen in honor of these independence heroes. Before to the Mexican Independence, the city Morelia was called "Valladolid", but after the prominent role of Morelos, it was decided to change the name of the Michoacán capital to "Morelia". This happened in the year 1828, seven years after the Independence movement in Mexico ended.
It’s well known that Morelia is a beautiful city with a wide range of cultural events that take place throughout the year. The capital of Michoacan is also one of the best destinations to celebrate Mexican Independence Day that takes place on September 15 and 16 each year.
Each year in September, all the people of Morelia prepare to give the traditional Mexican Battle Cry of Independence and celebrate their Mexican pride! Although the Independence Day party can be enjoyed from all corners of the city, the best place to celebrate is the historic center, which, due to its fascinating architectural design, was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991.
To celebrate Independence Day, on September 15 the historic center in Morelia will offer a true festival in which children, youth and adults can join in the fun and dress up in hats, tricolor hair, huge mustaches, and traditional costumes. This great festival includes concerts, mainly of music groups from the state of Michoacán, Mexican food booths, dances, and, of course, the traditional Mexican Independence Day GRITO (“shout”) that the governor of Michoacán gives at 11:00pm.
In the morning on September 16, the traditional military parade takes place through the city streets, which brings the Mexican Independence Day holiday to a close.
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Reserve your stay today and give the Mexican battle cry of Independence in a beautiful colonial city in Mexico. We’ll be waiting for you.
Photo: La Voz de Michoacán