Anyone visiting Merida on Thursday Sept. 15 should expect general hubbub, street closures and considerable traffic congestion around the Plaza Grande, as the city prepares for the nighttime celebration known as “El Grito.”
In Merida, the celebration attracting thousands of spectators will kick off about 9 p.m. and last until the early morning hours of Friday, featuring fireworks, a concert by singer Pepe Aguilar, and an appearance by Yucatan Gov. Rolando Zapata Bello, who will issue the “grito.”
Most people in Canada and the United States think that 5 de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day. In fact it is not; that date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
But, “El Día del Grito” every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s Independence from Spanish rule.
The “Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores”), was uttered from the small town of Dolores, in the State of Guanajuato in Mexico, on September 16, 1810. It is the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. The “grito” was the “pronunciamiento” of the Mexican War of Independence by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest. Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.
¡Viva Mexico, everybody!
more recommended stories
Cozumel returns to lead the cruise industry in Mexico and South America
The general director of the Port.
According to Mexican businessmen, the Maya Train project will only be profitable for Quintana Roo and Yucatán
In spite of the planning of.
2018 Merida’s International Festival of the Maya Culture has been cancelled
The State Government reported that it.
Organic products are becoming more popular in Mérida
Everyday, more and more companies offer.
Local transport companies will invest 250 million pesos in new Cancun-Tulum Metrobus
In order to cover the growing.
While Venezuelans suffer and die of hunger, Maduro eats at one of the most expensive restaurants in the world (VIDEO)
A viral video showing Venezuelan president Nicolás.
Tulum’s “La Calma” Ecoresort master plan rejected by Semarnat
On September 12th, the environmental organization.
Organ donation culture increases in Yucatan
September 17, 2018 (ACOM) .- The.
New air route Merida-Villahermosa
Viva Aerobus, Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline, with.
Criminology expert warns about possible increase of organized crime activity in Yucatán
“Poverty levels in the state of.