Mexican Independence Day is an annual holiday dedicated to the liberation of Mexico from European invaders. This is a tribute to a major historical event, which had its own heroes. Celebrated on September 16th.
Mexico used to be a Spanish colony. The local population was oppressed by European invaders for more than three centuries. Restrictions on participation in public affairs were introduced, land plots and personal property were taken away.
The end of the hegemony of Spain was decided by the holy father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, who on September 16, 1810 rang the church bell and gathered all the inhabitants of the town of Dolores. He made a long speech in which he urged people to unite and fight for independence.
Thanks to his courage, many resistance groups formed. Active operations against foreigners began during the weakening of Spain by Napoleon and the raging Civil War. More than a decade passed, and only on August 24, 1821, Mexico was recognized as an independent country.
- The speech delivered by the priest went down in history as “The Cry of Dolores”.
- Despite the fact that Father Miguel was executed by the Inquisition in 1811, it was no longer possible to stop the ongoing processes in society. People actively fought for independence.
How to celebrate
Visit this country on Mexican Independence Day. Take part in the largest celebrations, get to know the history of Mexico, taste national dishes and learn about local traditions. Closer to midnight, the president will make a solemn speech and strike the same bell, and after that thousands of fireworks will be launched into the sky.
If you do not have the opportunity to come in person, then post a post with congratulations on social networks, and also congratulate friends and acquaintances who live in this country.
When is Mexican Independence Day celebrated in 2022?
Mexican Independence Day is observed on September 16 each year.