Happy Mexican Independence Day

Independence Day in Mexico

For more than 300 years, Mexico was under the harsh colonization of Spain, which led to human rights violations, economic instabilities and a lot more issues.

On September 16, 1810, a Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the town of Dolores delivered a speech called the Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores) to the people, in order to call for an end to Spanish rule. 

This demand triggered the subsequent Mexican War of Independence. 

On August 24, 1821, Spain finally withdrew, which marked Mexico as having officially become an independent nation.

In honor of Father Costilla, the Father of Mexican Independence, Sept 16 has always been a big annual nationwide celebration for the independence of the country. 

Some traditional activities on this holiday include organizing parties, playing fireworks along with beautiful music and delicious food. You can also see red, white and green everywhere on the street, which represent the color of the Mexican flag.

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