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Mexican Independence Day

Sep 16, 2014
Aztecs were among the soldiers who battled against the Spanish for control of Mexico.
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Every year on September 16th, the people of Mexico celebrate the day that they gained independence as a country. Find out more about this important holiday!

Mexican Independence Day History

In the year 1500, Spain conquered Mexico and named it New Spain. Life was hard under Spanish rule and many of the native Mexicans (Mayas and Aztecs) were forced into slavery. More than 300 years later, on September 16, 1810, a priest named Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla started a revolt against the Spanish. The Spanish were finally defeated in 1821 and now Mexican Independence is celebrated every year to remember the beginning of the struggle for freedom.

Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

Mexican Independence Day is one of the biggest holidays in Mexico. Much like the Fourth of July, people celebrate with food, songs, fireworks, and - of course - a day off school.

There are parades and public festivities for Mexican Independence DayThere are parades and public festivities for Mexican Independence DayCourtesy of egpnews

Did You Know?

  • The Mexican Independence Day party kicks off on the night of September 15th with special food and a public address by the Mexican President.
  • Mexico's first presidential election was held in 1823.
  • Mexicans all over the world (not just in Mexico) celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
  • On Mexican Independence Day, people decorate their homes and cars with Mexican flags.

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mexican 4 life
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GaaraOfTheSand
This helped a lot :) in Spanish I had to connect my iPad to the computer so the class c...
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Viva la México!
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