Tonight we Mexicans celebrate the Independence Calling (El Grito de Independencia), and tomorrow 16th the Independence Day.
The September 16th of 1810, priest Miguel Hidalgo I Costilla called the people agains the bad government in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, located in Guanajuato province.
The Independence movement spanned for 11 years, while most of the heroes that started it died in the fight. The and of the war came until Sept. 27th of 1821 when Agustín De Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero entered the capital city with the Tri-warrant army.
It is considered the most important Mexican celebration. It unite us as one country, one people. Today we celebrate with traditional Mexican food, such as tacos, chiles rellenos, pozole, sopes and garnachas, and of course, your favorite drinks.
Tonight and tomorrow, everywhere there will be heard the traditional calling: VIVA MÉXICO CABRONES!!!
And of course with the pandemic, the official celebration will be carried on without the huge masses that gather at the Zócalo (Central plaza) in México City, but everyone of us will be united in our hearts in homes, maintaining the sanitary measures. It is sad to see the streets of our capital empty, but even so, we feel happy, fortunate and grateful for all who gave the most precious gift so the rest could be free and live better. In that sense, the fight is not over.
Feliz día de Independencia!!! Viva México!!!