VIVA LA INDEPENDENCIA!!
Mexican Independence Day celebrations begin on the 15th September and it is the most important national holiday observed in Mexico. On the night of the 15th September the President of Mexico rings the bell of the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City and cries the ‘Grito de Dolores’ and the names of the heroes of the Mexican War of Independence. He then shouts ‘Viva Mexico!’ joined by the people in the Zocalo waving the Mexican flag and then singing the Mexican National Anthem. This patriotic event draws up to half a million spectators from all over Mexico and tourists worldwide. Continue reading