Guide to the main events and entertainment in Mexico
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In Mexico, events fall into three categories: Catholic religious events, national events and cultural events. El Día de Los Reyes which is the Three Kings Day is the traditional gift giving day. Carnaval (Mardi Gras) festivities take place from February to March with parades, dancing, fireworks and music. From 10–13 May, the Cancún Jazz Festival takes place, featuring top musicians.
The nation celebrates Independence Day on 15 and 16 September with fireworks and parties. The International Caribbean Festival is celebrated in November which is followed by the Fiesta of Isla Majors that honours the patron saint and the Cancun Fair in early December.