Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Viva Mexico!

This was the "grito" - the shout - that was heard last night at sundown in Dolores Hidalgo (a central Mexican city named for the hero of Mexican independence from Spain) and Mexican citizens throughout the country began to celebrate at that moment, continuing through the night and all day today - their day of Independence, 16 de septiembre. Mexico is 199 years old today!

We are giving the boys the day off homeschool and are heading to the centro in a few minutes to see the festivities...

Viva Mexico!

1 comment:

Beth Stetler said...

i remember el grito last year. we wanted to go down to the centro, but it was too cold. great experience for the kids to see someone else's "july 4th."