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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – Las Fiestas Patrias

Through September 17th the quintessential Mexican community of Pitillal is full of color, music and tradition as the people of Pitillal celebrate Mexico’s Independence through a series of civic, cultural and artistic activities.  This charming suburban area of Puerto Vallarta  has for the most part remained untouched by tourism and still feels like the “real” Mexico.

Javier Olvera and later Glamis Yadira will perform on Friday, September 4 at 8:00 p.m. in the main plaza in Pitillal.

On September 5 join the people of “Ejido Coapinole” as they celebrate its seventy-seventh anniversary with various festivities that begin with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 9:00 am, followed by a parade in the agricultural hall at 11:00 am and an Arreo de Bandera (flag ceremony) at 6:00 pm.

Queen of the Fiestas Patrias 2015 competition will be held in the town plaza at 9:00 p.m. on September 6th where the candidates will take the catwalk for the swimsuit competition and talent contest. After the competition is completed the “Profesía Zero” band is scheduled to perform.

From September 7th-10th performers are scheduled each night in the town plaza beginning at 9:00 p.m.  Singer Martin “El Gavilan” and Tushi Rock Band will entertain on the 11th and on the 12th singer Nacho Meza “El Serrano” and Ramiro Hernández “La voz ranchera de Jalisco” will delight attendees.

The celebrations start at 8 am on Sunday, September 13th with a civic ceremony to honor Los Niños Héroes (the Boy Heroes who defended Chapultepec Castle from invading U.S. forces in the 13 September 1847 Battle of Chapultepec, during the Mexican–American War) complete with a roll call, wreath and honor guard, in the main square of El Pitillal. That same day at 9:00 pm, will be the grand finale and crowning of the Pitillal Fiestas Patrias 2015 Queen and “Ugly King.”

On Saturday, September 14th, the streets of the delegation will stage the Charro parade and at 9:00 pm the Quetzal Folkloric Ballet and the Kaobah musical group will be presented.

The El Grito (Cry of Independence) Celebrations will begin with performances by local artists at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th.  The Cry of Independence (El Grito) will take place at 11:00 pm. Followed by the March of Torches, and at 11:30 by a fireworks display and Banda Vanidosos Musical in the evening.

The Independence Day Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 16.  To bring the Independence Day activities to an end at 5:00 p.m. you can participate in traditional games like sack races and greased pole contests.

A Gran Baile Popular (dance party) will be held on Thursday, September 17 at 9 pm in the town square with music provided by La Perrona de los 4 and Los Traviesos.


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