On September 16th we celebrate Independence Day in Mexico and I am so excited to share with you how we celebrate this important day!
Our streets are decorated with colorful adornment. You can see the colors of our flag everywhere; Green, white and Red, including in food. Streets are full of food trucks where you can find the traditional Pozole, tacos, enchiladas, chilaquiles, sopes, etc.
At midnight, the President of the Republic gives the famous "Grito de Dolores" he makes mention of the most important heroes while ringing the bell from the National Palace. The last 3 strikes of the bell the President yells "¡Viva México!¡Viva México!¡Viva México!" while the congregation repeat after him.
The night of "El Grito de Dolores" the streets are filled with parties, everywhere flags are waving and many Mexicans can be seen wearing the typical clothes of the country to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day in style. In addition, it is common for some of the most emblematic buildings in the country to be illuminated in a special way with the colors of the Mexican flag. Fireworks are shown as part of our tradition.
I'm glad to share with you a little bit of our beautiful traditions! Mexico is a Country rich in History and culture.