Mexican Independence Day
Mexican Independence Day - what a great holiday!
Independence day in Mexico is a huge deal. The first independence day I was there for, I couldn't believe it â€" they decorated the whole city in red, green, white, and gold! There were special programs on TV, they played super old black and white movies all night, and the president was on the tube all the time addressing the nation. The Zoocalo, or downtown plaza in Mexico City is absolutely blazon with sparkly decorations and banners of all kinds. Mexican Independence Day is a big deal, and it's a wonderful thing to be in Mexico for! Are you looking for facts on Mexican Independence Day? Well here are a few you might not have known:
Independence Day in Mexico really starts at around 11pm on the 15th of September, at midnight, the president does the Grito
No one knows exactly what Father Hidalgo shouted to the people on independence night!
The Liberty Bell has undertaken many restorations, but is still the same bell that Father Hidalgo rang in 1810.
The 16th of September is a lot like the 4th of July with parades, parties, and festivities.
If you want to celebrate Mexican Independence day, I'd suggest you go to the 2010 celebration. It will mark 200 years of independence, and it is going to be a hoopla! I think I will try to make it to Mexico City for that one. I can just imagine what it's going to be like â€" the Mexican people are proud regardless, but this will be a bicentennial event! Check the site for more facts about Mexican Independence and other holidays in Mexico!