For those of you who don’t already know, Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16th. The celebration starts on the night of the 15th when thousands of Mexicans gather in the Zócalo (main square) of their towns or cities to celebrate. The celebration is led by the president of each municipality, and it is characterized by “el grito” (the cry), which is the act of everyone shouting the words “¡Viva México!” consecutively, followed by a spectacle of fireworks.
This tradition dates back to 1810, when priest Miguel Hidalgo, with the help of Ignacio Allende and Juan Aldama, summoned his congregation in order to fight the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The war lasted 11 years. And in 1821, Mexico was declared independent.
In Mexico, people throw parties inviting friends and family to spend time together. People generally wear typical Mexican clothing, paint their faces with the colors of the Mexican flag, and eat mouth-watering Mexican food. One of the favorites is pozole! Other typical foods include chilaquiles, tostadas, and enchiladas. If none of this sounds familiar to you, here is a general idea of what that looks like!
Here at Dressaraz, we want to help you prepare your outfit for this very special occasion. That’s why we’ve selected our top 5 favorite pieces of clothing for the 15th and 16th of September.
1. Puebla dress.
This beautiful dress is originally from La Sierra Negra Puebla. It is hand embroidered with colorful floral elements. It’s one of a kind and so versatile. You can wear it with sandals, flats, or even boots. For the ‘15 de septiembre’ we recommend it in green, white, or red (the colors of the Mexican flag). But you’ll be a queen if you wear a Puebla dress in black.
2. Puebla blouse.
Do you know the feeling after eating a good bowl of pozole (traditional Mexican soup)? Exactly. You basically just want to sit and wait for a bit so that you can go for a second round. Because of this, you’ll want to wear something comfy and loose to your Mexican party. We recommend a Puebla blouse! Wear it with jeans or a skirt, and complement your look with these huichol accessories.
3. Tehuacan dress.
This beauty also comes from the Mexican state of Puebla. It’s embroidered with silk thread which makes this dress look elegant and authentic at the same time. And the best part? You can adjust your dress to your liking since it has strings to tie on the back. Try complementing this Mexican look with these beautiful huichol bracelets.
Now that the weather is getting a bit colder, it’s a great time to wear a rebozo (a Mexican scarf). Check out these fabulous ideas from Pinterest:
5. Sombrero mexicano
And last but not least, you can’t go to your Mexican party without a good sombrero. You can find these online or at pretty much any party shop.
6. Puebla dress for girls.
Since you might not be attending the party alone, you’ll need to find something fabulous for your little ones as well. How about these cute embroidered Puebla dresses? Check out our entire collection here.