“The patriotic celebrations will leave Queretaro an economic spill of more than 90 million pesos, with the arrival of over 20,000 visitors, which would allow an average hotel occupation in the state of around 70%”, said Hugo Burgos, state secretary of Tourism.
During the Mexican Independence days various commemorative ceremonies and shows were held in different towns and at the state capital, where other types of activities of great attraction for visitors also converged.
For example, the Concheros Festival took place on the main streets Queretaro’s Centro, from Zaragoza, Corregidora and Independencia, all the way to the Temple of the Cross. It is a syncretism that has been preserved since the time of the Conquistdors, and fuses Christian faith with indigenous mysticism.
In addition, on September 15th, the last vintage of the year was celebrated in Viñedos Azteca, a place that preserves Mexican traditions, mainly the Charrería. The same day, in Juriquilla province, bullfights with took pace at the Plaza de Toros de Juriquilla.
In Queretaros majestic Plaza de Armas, more than 200 horseback riders met with Governor Francisco Domínguez to receive the departure flag and follow the historic journey with which Ignacio Pérez took the message of La Corregidora to the town of Dolores, to warn Miguel Hidalgo that the conspiracy had been discovered.
A tribute to the Niños Héroes took place on Thursday Sep. 13, in a solemn ceremony at the monument located in Plaza Hidalgo. Two concerts took place at the Plaza de Armas on Thursday and Friday.
On September 15, at 11 pm, Francisco Domínguez delivered the traditional Cry of Independence from the Government Palace, and in the Plaza de Armas a popular festival was held with live music and gastronomy. At 11 pm, the concert of the Tropicana Sound began, and thousands of Queretanos danced to the music until 1:30 in the morning.
On September 16, the traditional civic-military parade takes place along Constituyentes Street in downtown Queretaro, and at 8 PM, Mexican famous musical group Los Angeles Azules long expected concert started on the Plaza de Armas.
All shows and parades were free addmission.
SMT Newsroom with information from elfinanciero.com.mx