Cabo San Lucas has a rich culture with lots of history and celebrations throughout the year. The locals never pass up the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, celebrating with food, dancing, and laughter. While you are visiting Los Cabos, there are some cultural traditions that you will have the opportunity to experience. Every month there are different holidays and festivals; some of the major celebrations you can experience while in Cabo San Lucas are listed below. (Related topics: Los Cabos tour guide, Cabo nightlife)
On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo made the first cry for independence against Spain. Because of this, September 16 is Independence Day in Mexico, where they celebrate with fireworks, banners, bonfires, food, and parties throughout the day and night.
Day of the Dead
On November 1, Day of the Dead is celebrated. On this day, locals head to cemeteries, decorating them with brightly colored flowers and homemade treats. The entire day is dedicated to celebrating deceased loved ones; during this time, they paint their faces in beautiful skull designs, decorate the city, and gather with friends and family.
The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
The patron saint of Mexico, Lady Guadalupe, is celebrated on December 12. Each year, locals honor her with parades, fireworks, and religious celebrations.
Beginning on December 16 and ending on December 24, this celebration commemorates the journey of Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem. During this time, locals gather in either the homes of their loved ones or in a public place with the whole community, telling prayers, lighting candles, singing, and eating.
The dates for Holy Week are different every year, but this celebration will occur around the middle of April. During this time there are public observances such as reenactments, ceremonies, or festivals.
In Los Cabos, you can experience many authentic festivals and celebrations while enjoying your trip. If you want to know more about the history and culture of Los Cabos, we also offer Los Cabos tours that will let you know more about the past and present of the city.