Fiestas Patrias 2019 with Telemundo Houston in Traders Village
In Texas, Mexican Americans celebrate the Mexican national holiday referred to as Fiestas Patrias, also called Dieciseis de Septiembre. It commemorates Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s grito de Dolores who called for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico. In 1825, the Republic of Mexico officially declared Dieciseis de Septiembre its national Independence Day.
Mexican Americans began celebrating Fiestas Patrias to reinforce their cultural links with each other and with Mexico. They included festivities that involved special music, songs, dances, native cuisine, costumes, and homage to folk heroes.
Traders Village along with Telemundo Houston TV 47 will continue that holiday tradition at the market by celebrating FIESTAS PATRIAS on Sunday, Sept. 15. The celebration will have a free live concert, Aztec dancers, mariachi band, folkloric ballet and lots of traditional foods!
Traders Village is the largest, most visited flea marketplace and festival complex on the Texas Gulf Coast with more than 1,500 dealers each weekend.