Mexican Independence Day
About Mexican Independence Day
Date When Celebrated: Mexican Independence Day is always observed on September 16
Mexican Independence Day celebrates Mexico’s Independence from Spain. Like the U.S. Independence Day, this day is celebrated in Mexico with parades, fiestas, fireworks, and picnics.
Mexican Independence Day History:
In 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo of Dolores, Mexico was planning a revolt to free the country from Spanish rule. On September 15, 1810, at 11:00 pm, Father Hidalgo rang his church bell to call his parishioners and rally them to fight off Spanish rule. He then made a speech to his congregation, and the fight for freedom began.
Viva Mexico! Citizens of Mexico, have a happy Mexican Independence Day!
How to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
Today, Mexican people mark this very special holiday, by repeating the ringing of the bells at 11:00 pm on the 15th. It is followed by a day of celebrations on the 16th.
Celebrate this day with parties, dancing, music, and a lavish meal.
“There’s no sincerer love, than the love of food.” – – George Bernard Shaw
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