September is here, and with it, the festive spirit that fills the streets of Mexico with color, music and delicious aromas. The “Fiestas Patrias” (National Holidays) are just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate Mexico’s Independence than to immerse yourself in the rich culture and tradition of the country.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as we explore the heart of the Mexican festivities and introduce you to the perfect place to stay: Hostel Barrio, located in the heart of the historic center of fabulous Mexico City.

The Cry of Dolores
Mexico’s national holidays could not begin in a more spectacular way than with the famous “Grito de Dolores”. On September 15, at 11 pm, the entire country gathers to celebrate the beginning of the struggle for independence.

In every corner of Mexico, from vibrant Mexico City to small towns, church bells ring and people gather in public squares to hear the shout of “Viva Mexico!” from the president, governors and local leaders.

At Hostel Barrio, you can join in this exciting tradition, as we are just a few streets away from the historic Zocalo and National Palace, where the President of Mexico gives the shout of independence “Viva Mexico!”.

Flavors of Mexico: Traditional Food for the National Holidays
No celebration in Mexico is complete without its delicious traditional food. During the national holidays, the streets are filled with food stalls offering authentic Mexican traditional delicacies. From pozole to exquisite chiles en nogada, Mexican gastronomy is a true feast for the senses.

Don’t miss out on the traditional national holiday dishes, which also include tostadas, pambazos and tamales. Of course, all this is best enjoyed with some of Mexico’s most traditional drinks: tequila, mezcal and pulque. If you want to know more about them, we invite you to read Tequila, mezcal and pulque: 3 Mexican drinks you must try


Music and Dance: The Soul of Mexican Fiestas
Music and dance are the soul of Mexican fiestas. Mariachis, jarochos, dancers and bands flood the streets and plazas, creating a joyful and festive atmosphere. No matter where the party gets to you, you will surely dance and enjoy the music non-stop.

In September, Mexico dresses up to celebrate its independence. The Fiestas Patrias are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Mexican culture, enjoy its delicious food and vibrant music, and experience the hospitality and fun that our country offers.

And if you are looking for the perfect place to stay during the Mexican holidays, Hostel Barrio is a great option. Located in the heart of the historic center of Mexico City, our hostel provides you with the comfort and authenticity you need to live the most of the Fiestas Patrias.

So, join the celebration and make this national holiday an experience you will never forget! At Hostel Barrio, we are waiting for you to celebrate together the pride and joy of Mexico.