Thousands of Cancun residents came tonight to Cancun’s Plaza de la Reforma to enjoy the special program to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day and prior to the traditional “Grito” (Cry of Independence).
In the midst of green, white and red flags, costumes and decorations, the smell of Mexican snacks and a total party atmosphere, the national holidays were celebrated, with entire families and several tourists staying around, enjoying the festivities.
Around 7:00 p.m. the activities and cultural program began, accompanied by artisans and entrepreneurs who took advantage of the celebration to offer their products.
Around 10:50 p.m. the protocol began with the honors to the flag, to give way to the reading of the document “Sentimientos de la Nación”, by the general secretary of the Benito Juárez City Hall, Pablo Gutiérrez Fernández.
Afterwards, the municipal president of Benito Juarez, Ana Patricia Peralta de la Peña, went out for the first time in her administration to the balcony of the Municipal Palace to start the cheers emulating the heroes who gave the nation its homeland.
Long live Independence, Long live the heroes who gave us homeland and freedom, Long live Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Long live José María Morelos y Pavón, Long live Vicente Guerrero, Long live Corregidora Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Long live Allende, Long live Aldama, Long live Leona Vicario, Long live Quintana Roo, Long live the transformation of the city, Long live the children, Long live peace, Long live Quintana Roo, Long live the municipality of Benito Juárez, Long live Cancún, Long live the children, Long live peace, Long live Quintana Roo, Long live the transformation of the city, Long live the children, Long live peace, Long live Quintana Roo, Long live the municipality of Benito Juarez, Long live Cancun, Long live Mexico, Long live Mexico, Long live Mexico, followed by a chorus of “Viva” from the citizens present.
After that, the Mayoress proceeded to ring the bell and wave the Mexican flag, to give way to the municipal band with the anthem to Quintana Roo, while in the sky enjoyed a drone show that adorned the night, leaving aside for the first time the traditional fireworks.
During the commemorative act were also present the aldermen, representatives of the armed forces, among other authorities and of course the citizens who accompanied the mayoress from the Plaza de la Reforma to give the Grito.
After the honors to the flag, Cielito Lindo was sung and the stage was prepared for the stellar performance of the singer Yuri.