Thousands of people gathered at the Plaza Grande in Mérida to commemorate the Independence Day and enjoy the concert by La Adictiva on Friday, September 15.
Hours before the celebrations for the 213th anniversary of Mexican Independence began, families gathered in the heart of the Yucatecan capital to listen to Governor Mauricio Vila at the Government Palace.
Appearing on the balcony at exactly 11 p.m., the state governor delivered the chants to honor the patriotic heroes.
“Mexicans, long live national independence, long live the heroes who gave us our homeland. Long live Hidalgo. Long live Morelos. Long live Guerrero. Long live Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez. Long live Yucatán. Long live Yucatecan unity. Long live national sovereignty. Long live Mexico,” said Vila Dosal.
This is the second-to-last time that Vila Dosal will lead the Grito ceremony, as his term will end in 2024. His wife, María Eugenia Ortiz Abraham, accompanied him at this event.
Then, the National Anthem was sung, and it could be heard all around the square, followed by a colorful fireworks display that illuminated the sky over the Yucatecan capital.
The fireworks lit up the eyes of the attendees, who enjoyed the show after shouting “Viva Mexico” with enthusiasm.
Faces adorned with tricolor flags showed excitement because after the chants, the Sinaloan group, to the rhythm of banda music, concluded the celebration with hits like “Después de ti, ¿Quién?”; “El amor de mi vida”; “En peligro de extinción”; and “Llamada perdida.”
Among the attendees, Adelitas’ costumes, hats, and fake mustaches predominated.
Plaza Grande welcomed people of all ages who celebrated another year of the beginning of the Independence movement that occurred in 1810.