Independence Celebrations, Viva Mexico

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Every September, Cancun commemorates the anniversary of efforts to overthrow the Spanish regime in the early 1800s. Viva Mexico in Cancun extends celebrations throughout the month to form the city's largest festival.

Expect concerts, parades, dances, fireworks and tons of live entertainment. On September 15, join locals as they gather at Avenida Tulum at 11 p.m. to take in the reenactment of the original speech ("El Grito") that inspired citizens in their quest for independence.