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15 Sep 2020 | 05:10 PM UTC

Mexico: Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City September 15-16

Mexico News Alert

Independence Day events celebrations in Mexico City, and nationwide, on September 15-16; associated disruptions to transportation and business services expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico City, Mexico


Heightened security measures and associated disruptions to transportation and business services should be anticipated on Tuesday, September 15, and Wednesday, September 16, due to Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City. The festivities will take place in the city's Historic Center, with the main events at the Zocalo on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, a suspension on public gatherings remains in place. Events have been organized without audiences and will be broadcasted to the public.

Authorities will suspend numerous activities enforcing all businesses in the immediate vicinity of the Zocalo to close through 14:00 (local time) on Wednesday. The Zocalo, Allende, and Bellas Artes metro stations will also be closed during the festivities. Officials will enforce road closures in the following areas around the Zocalo:

Additional Independence Day celebrations are likely to be held in urban centers across the country.


Mexico is celebrating its 210th year of independence from Spain.


Individuals in Mexico, particularly in Mexico City, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Be alert and report any suspicious objects or behavior to local authorities.


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