The Mexican Parade NYC 2021 marches down Madison Ave from 38th St to 27th St in Murray Hill, Manhattan on Sun, September 19, 2021 starting at 10am. FREE
NYC Mexican Day celebrates Mexican Independence Day, September 16, 1810.
Mexican Independence Day celebrates “El Grito de Dolores” (The Cry of Dolores), Father Hidalgo’s call for the Mexican people to revolt against Spanish rule from the town of Dolores Hidalgo on this day in 1810.
The 27th Mexican Parade NYC 2021
This year’s parade is dedicated to the front-line, essential workers who kept The City going at great personal cost, during the pandemic. Thank you for your service!
Visitors from Mexico include representatives from Morelos state, whose capital is Cuernavaca. The state has a very even climate. Because of this, it’s been a wintering place for the Mexican elite since Aztec times.
The Club Migrante Chinelos de Morelos en Nueva York is being honored. Chinelos are traditional masked carnival dancers from Morelos. The dancers make fun of European colonizers including the Spanish, French and Mexican President Porfirio Díaz who tried to Europeanize Mexico. Chinelos are often accompanied by bandas, Mexican brass marching bands.
Celebrants are wearing black pants and white shirts in honor of essential workers. Mexican New Yorkers dominate NYC’s food industry. No matter the type of food, it’s often prepared by Mexican chefs.
See you at the Mexican Parade NYC 2021!