In September 16th, Mexicans celebrate the Independence of our country.
This is one of the most important celebrations for us. Although the victory and the end of the army movement ended the 27th September 1821, we celebrate the beginning of the independence movement: the 16th September 1810. In that day, the priest Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bells of the Church to summon the people of the village and begin the independence movement.
Nowadays, the president of México remembers that important moment on the evening of September 15th. He rings the bell and gives the “Grito de Independencia” in the zocalo of México city to remember our heros.
Overseas, it is the Ambassador of México in each country who leads the celebrations.
The celebration of Mexican Independence includes typical Mexican diner, Mariachis and Mexican decorations, even the most simplest in everyone’s home.
In my Childhood, my grandmother used to do a little play in which the 16th September 1810 was represented by their grandchildren; it was really funny. Nowadays, children wear typical dresses.
So far, the best part was the dinner. My grandmother made authentic typical Mexican dishes, but the most popular is the pozole.
So why not to try it this month?