Just like anywhere else in Mexico, independence celebrations take place in Puerto Escondido in September.
On September 13 is the celebration of the Niños Héroes who in 1847 defended the Castle of Chapultepec against the American invasion. On the 15th Mexico marks its independence from Spain, based on the day in 1810 when the curate Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the church bells in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, signaling the beginning of the fight for independence.
On the 16th Hidalgo issued his famous “Cry of Dolores,” and led the “army of insurgents” in rebellion. Throughout the country the day is celebrated with a parade in which all the schools participate, along with the armed forces of Mexico.
Most of the events in Puerto Escondido take place in the square at the Agencia Municipal.