History of Mexican Independence


Subject:
Holidays and Observances Individually , History By Place , Mexico , Mexican Independence Day

Description:
Introduction to the history of Mexican Independence Day. Shortly before dawn on September 16, 1810, Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called the Indians and mestizos (persons of mixed race) to retaliate against the Spaniards. "Every year at midnight on September 15, Mexicans shout the grito, honoring the crucial, impulsive action" by Hidalgo. From Mexonine.com, a website founded by an author and radio host who specializes in business and retirement in Mexico.

Publisher:
Mexonline.com

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.mexonline.com/grito.htm


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