Mexican freedom from European rule may be noted elsewhere with other holidays at other times of the year, but Mexico celebrates its Independence Day on Sept. 16. You can join the festivities throughout the month in San Jose at the city’s 22nd annual Mexican Heritage and Mariachi Festival.
The festival presents authors, musicians, dancers and scholars. Highlights include an exhibit of the work of illustrator José Guadalupe Posada, the premiere of a PBS documentary series “Latino Americans” and a mariachi Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 80 S. Market St.
This is your chance to take in an Irish-Mexican musical collaboration, which will be staged Saturday in the San Pedro Square Marketplace at 7 p.m. Or, next Sunday, learn more about Latino culture at the Fiestas Patrias — patriot festival — at 9 p.m. in San Jose’s Discovery Meadow.
For a look at the extensive schedule throughout September, visit http://vivafest.org.
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