Mexican Independence Day Celebration


Conexión Del Rio / Jennifer Sauceda / Gregorio Gutierrez


DEL RIO, TX – Mexican Independence Day is September 16th and the city of Del Rio is here to celebrate this big holiday.


The mayor of Del Rio, Bruno Lozano who was elected in May is very excited to take part of this historical celebration, along with the Brown Plaza Association.


El Dieciséis de Septembre is symbolic in Del Rio’s history because it ensures that they take pride in the culture and heritage, which is something they advocate for.


“We have really great sponsorship this year, such as Walmart, Metro PCS, Bud Light, Bank of Trust, Ramada, and other entities around town,” Mayor Lozano said.


The event is free to the public, the celebrations begin on September 15th beginning at 5:00 P.M.


They are also taking part of an important Mexican tradition called “El Grito”, where people scream of excitement during this time.


This will be tentatively at 8:00 P.M., but they usually do it at midnight, more details will be presented the closer the date rolls around.


“We lead into the 16th with different bands like Grupo Tejas, Tony Faz, Tejano Heat, and other various bands,” he said.


Mayor Lozano will be amongst the crowd during the celebration and invites everyone to attend.


“I love our culture, I love our heritage, and I love our city,” he said.


“Come check us out! We always welcome visitors. We make sure us Del Rioans take pride in our city and show them the best that we have. We show them our culture and heritage and invite them to celebrations, it is important we extend an olive branch to the cities around us. “