I’m older than cilantro in grocery stores.
I’m a white American whose ancestors moved here from Scotland with plenty of money and wonderful educations. I don’t like cilantro.
But I love the people who do, love cilantro.
What I hate is 70 million people who attended the same schools I attended cannot comprehend why a long train full of revelers all laughing and shouting and waving, are attending a national festival in Mexico by just one Google search.
This nation has problems but Mexicans celebrating September 16 is the least of them.
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This nation must go to the polls and see to it the Republican Party is not able to win a race for dogcatcher in **** Arkansas.
Then require critical thinking be taught in schools from pre K though graduate schools.
If they can’t see people out on a party they can’t see anything.
On the morning of the 16th, Hidalgo took to the pulpit in the town of Dolores and made a shocking announcement: he was taking up arms against the tyrannies of the Spanish government and his parishioners were all invited to join him.This famous speech became known as El Grito de Dolores
or the "Cry of Dolores."
Within hours Hidalgo had an army: a large, unruly, poorly armed but resolute mob.March to Mexico City Hidalgo, assisted by military man Ignacio Allende, led his army towards Mexico City. Along the way, they laid siege to the town of Guanajuato
and fought off the Spanish defense at the Battle of Monte de las Cruces. By November he was at the gates of the city itself, with an angry army large enough to take it. Yet Hidalgo inexplicably retreated, perhaps turned aside by fears of a large Spanish army coming to reinforce the city.Fall of Hidalgo In January 1811, Hidalgo and Allende were routed at the Battle of Calderon Bridge by a much smaller but better-trained Spanish army.
Forced to flee, the rebel leaders, along with some others, were soon captured. Allende and Hidalgo were both put to death in June and July of 1811. The peasant army had disbanded and it looked as if Spain had reasserted control over its unruly colony.
Independence is Won
One of Hidalgo’s captains, José María Morelos
, took up the banner of independence and fought until his own capture and execution in 1815. He was in turn succeeded by his lieutenant, Vicente Guerrero, and rebel leader Guadalupe Victoria, who fought for six more years. Finally, in 1821, they reached an agreement with turncoat royal officer Agustín de Iturbide which allowed for Mexico’s definitive liberation in September of that year.
September 16 is one of Mexico's most important holidays. Every year, local mayors and politicians re-enact the famous Grito de Dolores. In Mexico City, thousands congregate in the Zócalo
, or main square, on the night of the 15th to hear the President ring the same bell that Hidalgo did and recite the Grito de Dolores. The crowd roars, cheers and chants, and fireworks light up the sky. On the 16th, every city and town all over Mexico celebrates with parades, dances, and other civic festivals.