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El Grito de Independencia
Transcript of El Grito de Independencia
¡Last year, el once septiembre 2011 marked the Bicentennial Fiestas in Mexico; in other words, el once septiembre 2012 tis' the season for Mexico to celebrate it's independence from Spanish rule!
El Grito de Independencia....
translated into englis is the shout or cry for independence.
Independence Day in Mexico
El Grito signals the day that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla , a Catholic priest from Guanajuato, rang the church bells in the village of Delores, Guanajuato to gather everyone for rebellion against the Spaniards. He was the first to be brave enough to fight for the independence from 300 years of Spanish rule over Mexico.
The indigenous (native) people were the first to inhabit what is now present-day Mexico categorized into civilizations such as: Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Toltec, and the most powerful of all, the Aztec Empire. After Christopher Columbus discovered America, the Spaniards were on a hunt for gold and riches. In 1521, about 500 Spanish soldiers arrived in Mexico, and after destroying the Aztec Empire they had Mexico in their hands.
The ringing of the church bell led to the start of the Independence War, which lasted for 10 years. The Spanish were finally defeated by the Mexicans ine 1821.
Independence Day for Mexico is like of the fourth of July in the U.S. They host extravagant fiestas including: rodeos, parades, bull fights, horseback rider performances, and grand fiests. The statue of the Hero of the Independence war is decorated with flowers with colors of that of the Mexican flag; Green symbolizing independence, white symbolizing religion, and red symbolizing union.