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La Independencia de Mexico: El Grito de Dolores
Transcript of La Independencia de Mexico: El Grito de Dolores
What does 'El Grito de Dolores' mean?
Grito: To shout/Yell
Dolores: Small farming community in Central Mexico.
History: Mexico was trying to
gain independence from Spain. On
September 16th, 1810, rebel armies
in Mexico started fighting for their
independence. It lasted 11 years, and in 1821,
Mexico was declared it's own country.
Each year at 11pm on September 15th,
the president rings a bell from
the balcony of the palace and shouts patriotic
phrases and names of famous heroes who aided
in the war of independence.
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Mexican Priest led the fight for independence, is named first.
Jose Morelos led the natives
and armies of revolutionaries, is
Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, helped organize the conspiracy for the revolution, is named third.
Allende, captain of Spanish army who
fought alongside the Mexicans, and
Mariano Matamoros (who led revolutionary armies)
are named fourth and fifth.
After naming all of the heroes,
the president starts cheering:
¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!