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The celebrating begins on September 15 (the eve of Independence Day) where crowds of people gather in the La Presidencia in Puerto Vallarta. When the clock strikes eleven o’clock the crowd gets silent. On the last strike of eleven the Mayor steps out to ringing bells and delivers the traditional Grito de Delores, the battle cry of Independence. He shouts “Viva Mexico” “Viva la independencia” and the crowd echoes back. People do this at the same time all across Mexico. While the crowd says this they fill the air with confetti, streamers and hoopla. Castillos explode in showers of red, white, and green and fireworks explode over the Bay of Banderas.
However, earlier in the day you will find activities all around the city and the Malecòn, including free concerts in the plaza by the Municipal Band at 6 PM in the square. Festivities will be along the Malecòn, sidewalks, and bars and restaurants throughout the city.