There’s a saying, “Como México, no hay dos”. The meaning roughly translates to, “There’s nothing like Mexico.” It’s a source of pride for Mexicans. (Even if they occasionally use it with a little bit of irony.) And what better time for some national pride than Mexican Independence Day?

Although Mexico is geographically part of North America, it aligns culturally with Latin America. For example, its culture shares religious rituals, cultural achievements, and mythological elements with the Mesoamerican people and historical period. Its people speak Spanish along with 62 other government-recognized indigenous languages. One of the most common is Náhuatl. Historically, Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City also known as the Distrito Federal or DF) was the center of the Aztec civilization. The Aztec empire spanned more than 80,000 sq. mi. from c.1325 until Spanish invasion and conquer in 1521.

These 32 “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” (yes, they are also a group of “United States” 😉) have a rich history. Alongside many other Central and South American countries, Mexico celebrates part of this history during its Independence Day in September.

Do you want to know more about the holiday? Then, check out our fun infographic below on Mexican Independence Day By The Numbers: