Independence Celebrations Cozumel

Independence Celebrations in Cozumel

Join in the Festivities & Celebrate Mexico’s heritage…..

September is a special month in Cozumel.  To commemorate Mexico’s rich cultural history, many events have been planned to celebrate Mexico’s Independence the  municipal government has organized the  celebrations including the traditional “Grito de Dolores” and – of course –  fireworks.

These celebrations are on the evening of September 15 where  local residents and visitors will congregate around the Palacio Municipal to participate in the traditional “grito”, or cry for independence. Lead by the Mayor of Cozumel from the balcony at City Hall at 11:00 p.m., the cry “Viva Mexico” is made. Following the “grito” is an impressive fireworks display and other festivities including traditional foods as well as musical and folkloric dance performances.

On September 16, Independence Day, the celebrations continue with a parade that goes through Cozumel’s downtown waterfront. Throughout the week, residents and visitors are invited to visit a fair near the City Hall that includes food stands, games, dancing and shopping.


Interested in learning a little more about the history behind the “Grito de Dolores,”  check out

Celebraciones de la Independencia en Cozumel

Únase a las festividades y celebre la herencia de México. . .

Septiembre es un mes especial en Cozumel. Para conmemorar la rica historia cultural de México, se han planeado diversos eventos para celebrar la Independencia de México. El gobierno municipal ha organizado dichas celebraciones incluyendo el tradicional “grito de Dolores” y, por su puesto, juegos pirotécnicos.

Photo Courtesy of Sharon DiStaulo


Las celebraciones tienen lugar por la noche de Septiembre 15, y los habitantes locales y visitantes se congregan en el Palacio Municipal participando en el tradicional “Grito” de Independencia. El “Viva México” es dirigido por la Alcalde de Cozumel desde el balcón del Palacio Municipal a las 11:00 pm. Al “Grito” les siguen los fuegos artificiales y otras festividades que incluyen comida tradicional y  el espectáculo de bailes folclóricos.


El Día de la Independencia, Septiembre 16, continúan las celebraciones con un desfile en el malecón. Durante la semana, se invita a los habitantes de la Isla y a los visitantes para que visiten la feria cerca del Palacio Municipal donde hay puestos de comida, juegos, bailables y artículos para comprar.


Le interesa saber más acerca de la historia detrás del “Grito de Dolores”, echen un vistazo a

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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