Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)
We had the pleasure of experiencing out first Mexican Independence Day in Playa Del Carmen!
Most Americans believe that Cinco De Mayo is like our 4th of July, when in reality it's much more like their fifth of May!
The real Mexican Independence Day is on September 16th and it was a really good time!
The highlight of the night was when the mayor came out a read the Mexican Declaration of Independence.
The crowd went wild, and then the fireworks started started by live music on the stage!
There were tons of small stands to buy food and drink, and even carnival rides. It was a very fun and lively event.
We couldn't snap a photo, but my favorite part was a kid riding buy in a car yelling "VIVA MEXICO" out of the car window.
You could really feel the National Pride!