Posted by: La Coacha on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 to Fiesta Platter, Poli-tics me off!

Mexican Independence Day

Many people in the Jewnited States of America mistake CINCO DE MAYO with Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican bictory ober the French Empire (at the Battle of Puebla in 1862). 

The Grito de Dolores (”Cry of/from Dolores”) occured on September 16, 1810 by a Catolico priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla who was from the small town of Dolores. Basically, Padre Costilla wanted to beat the chit out of the Spanish government. Yust before midnight on September 15, 1810 the priest and his homies made a speesh saying, “Long live our Lady of Guadalupe!! Death to the Spaniards!” 

La Coacha-Virgen de Guadalupe

After a DECADE of war and biolence, Mexico’s independence finally became recognized by the Spanish crown on September 27, 1821. Pobrecito Padre was captured, fighting for freedom =(


‘Til this day, Mexico, re-enacts the event by ringing the bells at the Plaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, one of the largest public plazas in the world.



6 Responses to “ Happy Mexican Independence Day! ”

  1. I am so ignorant on this topic but now I know a little more. Thanks for educating me.

  2. Cool website, like what I have read. Will definitely be back to read again.

  3. VIVA!!!

  4. This has been truly fascinating, many thanks for that. I love this webpage design too!

  5. what about how they put his head on a spike and put it near Zacatacas for 2 years.

  6. Viva Mexico!

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