Mexican Independence Day

Mexico is the fourth largest country in the Western Hemisphere and is located south of the USA. It is a fifth the size of the U.S., over 460,000 square kilometers.

Mexican Independence Day

Today, September 16, is a great day for the Mexico. Because on this day, Mexico declared it’s fight for independence from Spain, 199 years ago.

Mexican War of Independence, on September 16, 1810, by Miguel Hidalgoy Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato. Hidalgo and several educated criollos were involved in a planned revolt against the Spanish colonial government.

This day is call as The Grito De Dolores in the Mexico.

The Independence Day Festivities in Mexico:

The biggest celebration of Independence Day is hell in the Zocalo of Mexico City, which is decorate from the beginning of September, with flashing red, white and green Mexican flags. On the 15th, at 11 am, the President of the Republic comes to the central balcony of the Palacio Nacional (National Palace), knocks on the door (the same bell Hidalgo rang in 1810, brought to Mexico City in 1886) and cries of the people gathered in the square below, which respond with enthusiasm, "Viva!"

At the end of the third Viva Mexico! The audience goes wild, waving flags, signs and noisemakers of spray foam. Then fireworks lit the sky as the crowd cheers. Later, he sings the Mexican national anthem.

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