Mexico’s Independence Day – September 16

Today is Independence Day in Mexico, it is a holiday here today. Here is an article I wrote last year, about the history of Independence in Mexico. It is a little history you might find interesting.

Costa Maya Mahahual

Today September 16, 2014 is Independence Day in Mexico. Today I thought I would give the history of Mexican independence Day.

Last night. Last night.

In the early nineteenth century, Mexico, with a little influence from the US and France, began talking about a revolt against Spain. Father Miguel Hidalgo from Dolores, Mexico, was a leader of one of the rallying groups. Hidalgo and his officers were planning a revolt for late fall of 1810. The Spanish people found out about the revolt which led the Spanish Government to order the arrest of Hidalgo and his officers. When Hidalgo found out, he called a meeting at his church. He rang the church bell on the night of September 15, 1810 to call his congregation to mass. Here Father Hidalgo rallied the people to fight. He gave the speech which is now known as ‘Grito de Delores’, saying “Viva Mexico” and “Viva la…

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