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Mexico Independence Day
Festivals in Mexico City

 

Mexico celebrates its national holidays during september, being the most important dates September 15th and 16th.

On September 15th Mexicans celebrate the “Grito of Dolores”, an allocution of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the town of Dolores in Guanajuato state that began the independence movement of Mexico and some countries of Central America. This date is remembered in all the city halls of the country by ringing a bell. In Mexico City, the bell is the original of the town of Dolores, that was brought to the city one hundred years ago.

The celebration of the “Fiesta del Grito” as it is known in Mexico, take place at 23 hrs. and includes fireworks spectacles and mariachi music. The most important celebration of the entire country is celebrated at the Zocalo Square in Mexico City, where de president of Mexico ring the bell in front of 200 000 people. Other traditional celebrations are realized in the city halls of city’s boroughs.

The following day, is realized a military parade that begins at the Zocalo and ende at the Nacional Auditórium walking by Paseo de la Reforma. Lots of families come to Reforma to watch that parade, wich also includes some famous bataillons of the history of Mexico like the “Zacapoaxtla bataillon” wich won over the french army during the world famous battle of May 5th in Puebla. The endpoint of the parade is run by the charros, the practitioners of Mexico’s national sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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