The Independence Day celebration takes place in the Plaza of the municipality, which is decorated from the beginning of September with red, white and green lights and Mexican flags. On the 15th, at 11 pm the President of the Playa del Carmen goes out onto the central balcony of the Palacio, rings the bell (like Miguel Hidalgo rang in 1810), and cries to the people gathered in the square below, who enthusiastically respond “¡Viva!”
On Saturday in the zocalo in downtown Playa del Carmen, there will be food, music, beer vendors, and fireworks that will all start on the evening of September 15th and spill over into September 16th. This holiday is celebrated by Mexicans all over the world……
Streets, houses, buildings and cars are decorated everywhere in the country. On every street corner there are vendors selling flags, balloons, and sombreros all with national colors of green, white and red. Flags wave from practically every house and building. Lighted decorations are set up in every city, the most spectacular being those of the Zócalo in Mexico City. This main plaza of every town and city is the place where the greatest celebrations take place.
The celebrations continue on the 16th with civic ceremonies and parades in the principal avenues of Playa del Carmen, were children of different school participate.
So join us for one of the largest fiestas of the year and don’t forget to wear the National Colors!