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    Sunday
    Sep192010

    Mexico Celebrates Independence

    Mexico has celebrated the anniversary of “EL GRITO” in the Zócalo of Mexico City, on the night of Septermber 15th.  At midnight the President of the Republic rings the same church bells as did Padre Hidalgo, and repeats Hidalgo’s call for independence:

     

    Long Live The Virgin of Guadalupe!

    Long Live the Americas!

    Long Live Mexico!

    And Death to Corrupt Government!

    With this cry for Independence, Hidalgo took up a banner of The Virgin of Guadalupe, and led some 600 insurgents into the city of Guanajuato where they freed numerous Mexican political prisoners and incarcerated the Spanish authorities. And thus began the Mexican Revolution of 1810, and Mexico’s struggle for independence.  

    Despite all the celebrations around Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), September 16th is celebrated as Mexico's Independence Day--this is the real deal!

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