Mexican Independence day 2016

Mexico Independance day 2016

Mexico independence day is also known as The “Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores”). “Cry of Dolores” was uttered from the small town of Dolores. The State of Guanajuato in Mexico, on September 16, 1810. It is the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence.Miguel Hidalgo y Costillawas a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence. Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.

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How people celebrate Mexican Independance day

Mexico celebrates its independence every September 16.  Thera are many parades, festivals, feasts, parties and more. Mexican flags are everywhere and the main plaza in Mexico City is packed. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico

History of Mexican Independance day

Long before 1810, Mexicans had begun to chafe under Spanish rule. Spain kept a stranglehold on her colonies. Only permitting them limited trade opportunities and generally appointing Spaniards (as opposed to native-born Creoles) to important colonial posts. To the north, the United States had won its independence decades before. Because of that many Mexicans felt they could, too. In 1808, Creole patriots saw their chance when Napoleon invaded Spain and imprisoned Ferdinand VII. As a result Mexican and South American rebels to set up their own governments and yet claim loyalty to the imprisoned Spanish King.

3 Traditions of Mexican Independance day

Nowadays, the celebrations begin on the night of September 15 and carry on to the next day.

3 traditions followed that day:

  1. President of Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City.
  2. The national military parade takes place
  3. September 16 is marked by parades, patriotic programs, drum and bugle and marching band competitions, and special programs on the national and local media outlets, even concerts.

 

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