¡Féliz Día de la Independencia!
Independence Day in Mexico. Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards. It follows from the day of the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores), on September 15, when priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the church bell and cried out to the townspeople to take up arms and rise up against the Spanish Crown. (The 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo, celebrates the Battle of Puebla.)
Mexicans celebrate Independence Day with food, fireworks, fiestas, dance and music on September 16. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion. "Viva Mexico" or "Viva la independencia” are shouted amidst the crowds on this day.
Antojitos (literally, "little cravings") are traditional Mexican dishes typically eaten during Día de la Independencia. And, as you can imagine, it is a long, delicious list of food... tamales, churros, flautas, enchiladas, pozole, tacos, tacos al pastor, tostadas, tortas de pierna, burritos, sopes and much, much more!
¡Viva la comida Mexicana!