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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Celebrating México


La Independencia de México also known as "Grito de Dolores" is widely celebrated on September 16th. In 1810, Padre Miguel Hidalgo, called every citizen together to Dolores, Mexico where he made an inspiring speech of rebellion to fight against the destructive Spaniard rule and take back their country! The social-political rebellion took place at the National Palace located in what is known today as, El Zócalo in Mexico City. Common Mexican citizens, farmers, military men, and Indigenous tribes all fought side-by-side, and won! That day would set off a century of fighting for Mexico's full independence from all foreign rule. Today, it is celebrated by eating traditional homemade Mexican dishes, such as Chiles en nogada (a dish representative of Mexico's colors and culture), folk dances, modern rancheritos, and live music in El Zócalo. As a Mexican-American Floridian, born to parents of Indigenous Mexican heritage, having access to even a bit of our family's history is incredibly important. This list contains items about Mexico's history in the 1800s to early 1900s, and other culturally significant elements.

Celebrating México
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