The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta, chaired, is working out all the details for the celebration of “Fiestas Patrias September 2022”, the celebration of independence from Mexico, which will take place this week.

For the commemoration of the 212 years of the feat of Independence, the government of Vallarta resumes face-to-face events after a two-year absence due to the pandemic that the country was going through, which prevented crowds and public events .

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, Ludvig Estrada Virgen, said the festivities will begin on Tuesday, September 13 with the ceremony alluding to the “175th anniversary of the heroic act of the hero children of Chapultepec”, starting at 09:00. in the main square of the El Pitillal delegation.

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On Wednesday, September 14, as part of National Charro Day, at 11 a.m., participants from the town’s 12 charro associations will parade through the streets of the city. The tour will start in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, at the intersection of Basilio Badillo and Ignacio L. Vallarta, they will advance north along this road to continue along Morelos Street, continue along Malecón Avenue and Mexico City until they end at Nicaragua Street. Many of them will then go to El Pitillal, where they will have other activities planned.

On Thursday 15, at 11:00 p.m., the Municipal Mayor, Profe Michel, will perform the Cry of Independence from the central balcony of the Municipal Palace, in front of the Plaza de Armas, where the presence of thousands of Vallartans and visitors is expected.

The Cry of Independence is one of the most important historical events in the country, as it marks the beginning of Mexico’s struggle for independence and is commemorated every September 15.

The beginning of the independence movement began when the priest Hidalgo incited the inhabitants of Dolores to rise up against the viceroyalty, summoning them all by the ringing of the bells of their parish and shouting eloquently the reasons for which they could not remain without participating. in the fight. This is why this event is called “El Grito”.

To celebrate this historic event, a ceremony led by mayors from all over the country takes place, where the bells of their municipal buildings are rung, alluding to the call of Hidalgo, at the same time as the Mexican flag is waved and people toasts are offered and the mayors of the country, and the president of Mexico in Mexico City, issue the same cry that was launched 212 years ago by Hidalgo.

And for Friday, September 16, the traditional civic-military parade is to take place in Puerto Vallarta, celebrating the beginning of the struggle for independence, with the same route as the Charro parade, nearly two kilometers. Friday’s parade will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Several hotels in the city already have reservations at one hundred percent occupancy for the long weekend, which will help the economy of the tourist destination.

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