This special day is one of the most important passages in the history of Mexico and the biggest celebration of the nation. Mexican Independence Day has been celebrated for centuries with a series of parties and traditions that have varied over the years but have always been spectacular and mark a milestone in Mexican culture. So, if you are considering traveling to Mexico soon, write down the date – September 16 – and keep reading so you know everything there is to know about this thrilling celebration.
The war for Mexican independence lasted 11 years! It all started in the early morning of September 16, 1810, the priest Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla summoned the people of Dolores Hidalgo, through the ringing of the church bells, to take up arms against the rule of the Spanish. It was on this day that a social revolution erupted from which Mexico would be born as an independent, free, and a sovereign Nation. This historical period is usually divided into four stages: initiation, organization, definition, resistance, and consummation. Finally on September 27, 1821, Mexican Independence culminated, after an eleven-year war that was a great popular revolution to free itself from Spanish rule.
How is Mexican Independence Day celebrated?
On this special day, the celebration begins on the night of September 15 to 16, when different members of the Government – including the President of the Republic – carry the national flag while haranguing the population with a modified 'Grito de Dolores' to which each speaker gives a personal touch. Later a bell is rung and the National Anthem is sung. That's when the formal party ends, and the festival begins in the streets for the Mexican National Holiday. Locals and visitors will enjoy fireworks displays and during the day, different parts of the country are filled with patriotic speeches, waving flags, music and of course typical Mexican dishes. The green, white and red (the colors of the Mexican flag) floods everything on Independence Day, even in cities in the United States where the Mexican population resides.
The "Grito de Dolores":
“¡Viva nuestra Independencia Nacional! ¡Vivan los Héroes que nos dieron Patria y Libertad! ¡Viva Hidalgo! ¡Viva Morelos! ¡Viva Allende! ¡Viva Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez! ¡Viva México!”
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