If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for a reason to celebrate, and maybe enjoy some great Mexican food and cocktails with a few friends. Honestly, we can think of a reason to celebrate every day of the year, but there’s one day coming up that holds an extra special place in our hearts: Mexican Independence Day.
Mexican Independence Day is celebrated every year around the world on September 16. The holiday is not only a time to remember history, but also a time to celebrate Mexican culture with food, music, dance, and more.
There’s no way we’d let Mexican Independence Day pass without a celebration – which is why we invite you to plan your fiesta with Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill!
What is Mexican Independence Day?
Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain lasted for over 11 years, but September 16, 1810—when the fight commenced with the historic “El Grito!” battle cry—is when the world celebrates Mexican Independence Day. It was the first country in the Americas to declare independence from Spain which marked a turning point for Latin American history because it inspired many other countries to follow suit and break off ties with their European rulers as well.
Although this holiday is celebrated all over the world by Mexicans and people of Mexican descent alike, it does have an important place in U.S. history as well: Cinco de Mayo is often confused with Mexican Independence Day (though the two holidays are not connected), but it has recently gained popularity because Americans incorrectly celebrate it as a celebration of Mexican heritage rather than a commemoration of their own victory against France at The Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo).
Celebrating Mexican Independence Day
There are many ways to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, but one of the most popular is to gather with family and friends for a feast of traditional food, drink, and music. The celebration can be as simple or elaborate as you like—the important thing is that you enjoy yourself!
- Make sure there’s plenty of authentic Mexican food! Luckily, you don’t have to travel to Mexico to get authentic Mexican food catering for your holiday fiesta. Wow your guests with Ori’Zaba’s fresh and festive authentic Mexican cuisine.
- Celebrate Mexico’s most famous drink – tequila! There’s no better time to sit back and sip on a margarita or two than on Mexican Independence Day. Celebrate with Ori’Zaba’s cool, light, refreshing Zabaritas or drop a shot of tequila in your Watermelon Agua Fresca. (Alcohol served at participating locations only.)
- Play Mexican music during dinner time! Try playing mariachi bands that play traditional tunes…it’s very festive! If you’re feeling extra, you can even dress in traditional Mexican clothing and truly transport your guests to Old World Mexico.
- Fly the red, white, and green! Make sure your fiesta is filled with Mexican flags and festive decorations of green, white, and red. Hang your Mexican flag from your home and watch live broadcasts from Mexico to add spirit to the festivities.
Plan your fiesta with authentic Mexican food catering from Ori’Zaba’s
We’re celebrating Mexican heritage, culture, and independence with a food fiesta! Would we do it any other way? Feed the whole group easily with 10% off all catering orders from 9/12 – 9/16 – even same-day orders!
What better way to celebrate Independence than with authentic Mexican food made from scratch? Whether you’re ordering just for the family or for a large group, you’ll find the perfect Mexican food catering options to fit your fiesta!
- FAMILY STYLE
Build a family meal that’s fresh, healthy, and delicious. Quick Serve meals come with an appetizer, main entree, dessert, and drinks.
- PARTY PLATTERS
Feed the crowd with Appetizer and Taquitos Platters, and Burrito and Chicken Wrap Bundles let you mix and match everyone’s favorites
- BUFFET STYLE
Nacho, Taco and Fiesta Bowl Bar options all come with chips and salsa, salad, and all the fixings. Easily feed 10 to 1,000.
We hope you have a wonderful Mexican Independence Day, and we wish you all the best in planning celebrations that will make your loved ones feel special.