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Title: Mexican Independence Day


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Mexican Independence Day
15 DE SEPTIEMBRE, EL DÍA DE INDEPENDENCIA
PowerPoint information taken from
http//www.earthyfamily.com/mexico-independence-d
ay.htm
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REMEMBER!!!!!!!
  • Mexican Independence Day is on Sept. 15-16.
  • and NOT
  • on Cinco de Mayo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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El Día de Independencia (Independence Day)
  • is another one of the major festivals celebrated
    in Mexico. 
  • Independence Day is actually a misnomer as the
    celebration is stretched out between two days,
    the 15th and 16th of September. 
  • These holidays are also known as the Fiestas
    Patrias. 

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El Día de Independencia (Independence Day)
  • At 1100 PM on the night of September 15th,
    Mexicans gather in the main plazas of their
    communities to hear the Grito de Independencia
    (Shout of Independence), originally delivered by
    Father Hidalgo in the year 1810. 
  • In that year, Father Hidalgo gathered a group of
    his fellow conspirators and gave the original
    Grito in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, in the
    state of Guanajuato. 
  • This event marked the beginning of the War of
    Independence against Spanish rule, which ended 10
    years later.

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A Street in Guanajuato, Mexico (photo was taken
in 1880-1897)
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Grito de Independencia (Shout of Independence)
originally delivered by Father Hidalgo in the
year 1810.
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Father Hidalgo
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Father Hidalgo
  • On the morning of the 16th, Hidalgo rang the
    church bells, summoning the workers from the
    nearby fields.
  • From the pulpit he announced the revolution
    "Know this, my children, that knowing your
    patriotism, I have put myself at the head of a
    movement begun some hours ago, to wrest away
    power from the Europeans and give it to you." The
    people responded enthusiastically.

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El Día de Independencia (Independence Day)
  • The biggest celebration of Mexican Independence
    is in the Zocalo Capitalino (Central Plaza of
    Mexico City) where the President of Mexico
    reenacts the Grito from the balcony of the
    Palacio Nacional (Nacional Palace).
  •  
  • The Grito, also known as the Grito de Dolores,
    begins with a series of celebratory shouts
    including the recognition of the heroes of the
    War of Independence.
  •  

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President of Mexico reenacts the Grito from the
balcony of the Palacio Nacional (Nacional Palace).
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Viva México! (Long Live Mexico!)
  • The final shout is an emotional Viva México!
    (Long Live Mexico!) in which the crowd joins in
    with riotous applause and flag waving. 

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El Día de Independencia (Independence Day)
  • Moments afterwards, fireworks begin to explode
    overhead as patriotic music plays and the crowd
    sings along. 
  • While the President delivers the main Grito, in
    neighborhoods throughout Mexico City and in
    cities and towns throughout the country, a lesser
    political representative performs the Grito. 
  • This is usually the local delegado
    (representative) or alcalde (mayor) of the city
    or village. 

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El Día de Independencia (Independence Day)
  • If you visit Mexico at this time, you may think
    that Christmas has arrived early, as the streets
    are often lined with beautiful lights in the
    colors of the Mexican Flag, red white and green. 
  • Beginning in mid August, you will see street
    vendors selling all manner of patriotic
    paraphernalia, including Mexican flags of all
    sizes. 

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El Día de Independencia (Independence Day)
  • Images of the heroes of Mexican Independence,
    including Allende, Hidalgo, Morelos begin to
    appear everywhere.
  • You will also see the ubiquitous national symbol
    of the eagle on the cactus devouring a snake
    displayed proudly on street lamps in the form of
    a golden shield.

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Coat of Arms of Mexico
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Watch the VIDEO in Los Angeles
http//abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?sectionnews/loc
al/los_angelesid7664061
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PHOTOS of Mexican Independence Day (Awesome and
worth showing your class!)
  • http//www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/09/mexicos_b
    icentennial.html
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