Patriotic Party Time
El Día de la Patria, Mexican Independence Day, is on September 16th. A bigger celebration than Cinco de Mayo, festivities begin the night before. Fireworks mark the moment priest Miguel Hidalgo gave a speech known as el grito de Dolores, a rallying cry for Mexicans to free themselves from their Spanish rulers. The speech ends with the chant: “¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!” which you can expect to hear in the streets around 11pm on September 15th.
These days, el grito is an occasion for public revelry and celebration. Flags, flowers, and green-red-and-white lights decorate the streets. Thompson is at the heart of the action in the Riviera Maya and we’re offering 20% off stays September 13-18th to celebrate.