Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mexican national holiday

Grito de Dolores (declaration of independence from Spain)
As we approach the U.S. national holiday on 4 July, here's a reminder of another national holiday.

Each year on the night of September 15, the President of Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City and repeats a cry of patriotism based upon the "Grito de Dolores," ending with the threefold shout of ¡Viva México!
On the morning of September 16, or Independence Day, 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.

Similar celebrations occur in cities and towns all over Mexico.

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