Mexico celebrates 2016 spring equinox with hot air balloon festival

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Mexico celebrates 2016 spring equinox with hot air balloon festival
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Aspects of the air balloons build up during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: A man inflates a hot air balloon during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: A man inflates a hot air balloon during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEOTIHUACAN, MEXICO - MARCH 21 : Hot air balloons fly over the Pyramid of the Sun during spring equinox celebrations in Teotihuacan, Mexico on March 21, 2016. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: A man inflates a hot air balloon during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: A man inflates a hot air balloon during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: A Hot Air Baloon of a 'mariachi' is seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Hot Air Balloons are seen during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons Teotihuacan 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico on March 20, 2016. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Air balloons flying during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Aspects of the air balloons build up during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Air balloons during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Aspects of the air balloons build up during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Aspects of the air balloons build up during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Air balloons flying during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Aspects of the air balloons build up during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Air balloons flying during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Air balloons flying during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Aspects of the air balloons build up during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Aspects of the air balloons build up during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 20: Air balloons during the 4th National Hot Air Balloon Meeting at Teotihuacan arceheological site on March 20, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Hot air balloons overfly Teotihuacan archaeological site during the Balloon Festival in San Juan de Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. The festival is being held on the spring equinox. AFP PHOTO/BERNARDO MONTOYA / AFP / Bernardo Montoya (Photo credit should read BERNARDO MONTOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
Hot air balloons overly Teotihuacan archaeological site during the Balloon Festival in San Juan de Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. The festival is being held on the spring equinox. AFP PHOTO/BERNARDO MONTOYA / AFP / Bernardo Montoya (Photo credit should read BERNARDO MONTOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
Hot air balloons overly Teotihuacan archaeological site during the Balloon Festival in San Juan de Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. The festival is being held on the spring equinox. AFP PHOTO/BERNARDO MONTOYA / AFP / Bernardo Montoya (Photo credit should read BERNARDO MONTOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
Hot air balloons overly Teotihuacan archaeological site during the Balloon Festival in San Juan de Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. The festival is being held on the spring equinox. AFP PHOTO/BERNARDO MONTOYA / AFP / Bernardo Montoya (Photo credit should read BERNARDO MONTOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
Hot air balloons overly Teotihuacan archaeological site during the Balloon Festival in San Juan de Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. The festival is being held on the spring equinox. AFP PHOTO/BERNARDO MONTOYA / AFP / Bernardo Montoya (Photo credit should read BERNARDO MONTOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
A hot air balloon overflies Teotihuacan archaeological site during the Balloon Festival in San Juan de Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. The festival is being held on the spring equinox. AFP PHOTO/BERNARDO MONTOYA / AFP / Bernardo Montoya (Photo credit should read BERNARDO MONTOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
A hot air balloon overflies the Sun Pyramid at the Teotihuacan archaeological site during the Balloon Festival in San Juan de Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. The festival is being held on the spring equinox. AFP PHOTO/BERNARDO MONTOYA / AFP / Bernardo Montoya (Photo credit should read BERNARDO MONTOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
A hot air balloon overflies Teotihuacan archaeological site during the Balloon Festival in San Juan de Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. The festival is being held on the spring equinox. AFP PHOTO/BERNARDO MONTOYA / AFP / Bernardo Montoya (Photo credit should read BERNARDO MONTOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Every year hot air balloon enthusiasts gather in the ancient Mexican city of San Juan Teotihuacan to mark the spring equinox.

Balloons of all shapes and sizes are flown during the three-day festival, creating a beautiful spectacle in the sky above the ancient city's structures.

Click through the slideshow above to see incredible images from this year's festivities.

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