Día de la Independencia, Mexico Independence Day

September 16 – Mexico Independence Day  –  Día de la Independencia – México.

Mexico Independence Day Lights at Night

Lights at Night to celebrate Mexico Independence Day (Día de la Independencia).  Photo: BigStockPhoto.com /  cascoly


Commemorates the start of the Independence War by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810.
México Independence Day is a Statutory holiday and is observed nationwide. Employees are entitled to a day off with regular pay and schools (public and private) are closed.

Image of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla on 10 Pesos 1975 Banknote from Mexico. Priest and leader of the Mexican war of independence. Also known as ”father of the nation”.
Photo: BigStockPhoto.com / Candyman

The image of Miguel Hidalgo appears on the Mexican One Thousand Peso bill. The Father of the Independence of 1810.  Photo: BigStockPhoto.com / natspel


The Angel of Independence officially known as a victory column located on a roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City on a Sunday.
Photo: BigStockPhoto.com / Moreno Novello,


Statutory holiday:
Most workers, public and private, are entitled to take the day off with regular pay.