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Mexican Independence Day 2010: Remembering El Grito de Independencia 200 yrs ago

September 18, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Mexican Independence Day 2010: Remembering El Grito de Independencia 200 yrs ago- Viva Mexico! Today is September 16, 2010 and it’s 200th anniversary of Mexican Independence Day or in Spanish “Bicentenario Mexico”. Happy El Grito de Independencia de Mexico to all Mexicans!

Mexican Independence Day’s history dates back in September 16, 1810 when it was declared by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest of progressive ideas in the small town of Dolores with a proclamation known as the “Grito de Dolores”.

The Grito de Dolores or “Cry of Dolores” is a battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence against Spanish colonial government. About 200 years ago, just before the midnight of September 15, 1810, Hidalgo ordered the church bells to be rung and gathered his congregation. Flanked by Ignacio Allende, the captain of the Spanish Army in Mexico and Juan Aldama, a Mexican revolutionary rebel soldier, he addressed the Mexicans in front of his church, encouraging them to revolt saying:

“My children: a new dispensation comes to us today. Will you receive it? Will you free yourselves? Will you recover the lands stolen by three hundred years ago from your forefathers by the hated Spaniards? We must act at once… Will you defend your religion and your rights as true patriots? Long live our Lady of Guadalupe! Death to bad government! Death to the gachupines!”

Since then, Hidalgo y Costilla’s “Cry of Independence” has become emblematic of Mexican independence. Each year on the night of September 15, the President of Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City. He repeats a cry of patriotism (a Grito Mexicano) based upon the “Grito de Dolores” from the balcony of the palace to the assembled crowd in the Plaza de la Constitución, one of the largest public plazas in the world. This event draws up to half a million spectators. This year 2010, President Calderon would call upon Mexicans to use the Mexican Independence Day to reflect on where the country has been and to think about what kind of Mexico descendents will inherit in the future

On the dawn of September 16 or the Mexican Independence Day itself, the national military parade starts in the Zócalo, passes the Hidalgo Memorial and ends on the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s main boulevard. All of Mexico’s 31 states and the Federal District of Mexico City have set up their own Bicentennial commissions on Mexican Independence Day, with the first meeting of state commissions in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, which has been declared the “Capital of the Bicentennial. Happy 200th anniversary of the Mexican Independence Day to all Mexicans! VIVA Mexico!

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5 Responses to “Mexican Independence Day 2010: Remembering El Grito de Independencia 200 yrs ago”
  1. Guillermo says:

    Yeah viva Mexico ‘ im from Mexico is a country very beatiful !

  2. esmeralda says:

    que viva mexico so mexican american pero mas mexicana

  3. Gaby says:

    VIVA MEXICOOOO!!!!!!!!!! WHOO!! HaPPy IndEpEndeNce Day!

  4. anonymous says:

    2 The people of the country of Mexico, them began their revolution, because the Mexican people, them did not want it, to be good with the Catholic Church, the revolution in the country of Mexico began, because the people of Mexico did not want to be good, with their faith in god. And from a good heart, and good behaviour, the people of Mexico them wanted to be bad, them want it, to rob and to kill, with out nothing, or someting to can stop’em, still that it is going on and on, the Mexicans they rebelled, against the church, in those times 1809, the government was the church, the birreyes from Europe, them were under the orders of the Vatican, the birreyes, them use to do as the Vatican command for the Mexican public, public from before the 1810, those public, them lived having to respect the laws from how Vatican, respecting the God’s commandments, the present government of Mexico in 2003, they only want to continue with the presence of the Catholic Church, for those Mexicans to can stay washing, them nasty, criminal, dirty hands, from the Mexican’s crimes, but the government of Mexico they are still not respecting the church, the government of Mexico them view to the church, as the janitors whom are cleaning the public buildings, in Mexico existing any class of crimes, that the government they hide, for the world fine and good knowledge,
    but with the presence from the church, it make it easy for the Mexicans to hide any crime, it were the best that the Catholics, they leave the country of Mexico, so that way
    the Mexicans, will can see, at themselves how nasty they are, and for themselves to can see how much them worth, and for themselves to respect their very own independence, without the help from anything or anyone, for themselves to hold them very own vandals independence, them are guilty of them own hurt, because them, doesn’t respect any laws. it is evident that the race of public, of the country of Mexico, they are not a good people race, it can to be see, in them face, with much evilly, it is hard to believe how they are good people, from business, you can almost see clearly, how you going to get, rob and kill by betrayal, only insane business people, would dare to do, business with the Mexico’s race, many said, that in Mexico there existing cannibalism, because there are many dengue disease, because with the cannibalism, them got ill people of dengue, and colera, in Mexico there existing torture, this conceals to the government, that way the Mexicans can to hide any crime, with the church presence, in Mexico, the catholic Church innocently, they does not allow, to the world’s wide public, to can see and to can notice how real the Mexicans are mad, for many international countries to can make and to take care, of the Mexicans mad Cain, how they really are to be mad, The Mexicans do not like to make deal, with any world wide governments, the Mexicans they are as thief only, whom does permitted to say that?, as for the politics, those are truth and straight international rules, the Mexicans can’t to say how vandals them can to be, and to make proud of that, them make fun with that, a lot and a lot, the Mexicans they say how to much, it that, to do or to make respect, it it’s from stupid’s to make any Cain of respect, they do not like doing business with any foreign country, the Mexicans do not like politics, they like to do and to live without any Cain as government, they are real and true bandits, they like to make honour from any crime, many claim, why? the Mexicans are very good to steal, how those are very astute, to call for international help and latter then to steal, and after all, those answer back with fighting and murdering, the Mexicans do not have a good government, if the Mexicans those like, them own independence, those should not to steal, the Mexican them must to return the business from foreigners public, to their owners, the Mexicans those are holding foreigner’s business hostage, stealing and living off them, the Mexicans did not own anything from those foreigner’s business before, and somebody very powerful, must have to make a deepest investigations into the Mexico banks, from foreigner public, in the Mexican’s illegal and powerful economy, the United Nations, with the help of the World Bank and the international police, should investigate every found from the inside in that Mexican’s economy.

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