Celebration of the Mexican Independence Day

Independence Day of Mexico

Independence Day of Mexico on Sept. 15, the day the cry, cannot miss a good Mariachi to celebrate.

On September 15, the official date of the beginning of the war of independence is commemorated, in which the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was ringing the bells of the parish of Dolores, now Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato and with a speech called people to take up arms against the viceroy of Spain.

As is known the 15th of September rebels learn that their conspiracies have been discovered in Querétaro and that’s why in the early hours of the 16th Miguel Hidalgo made the call.

The first time the cry for independence was held on September 16 was two years later in Huichapan, Hidalgo. General Ignacio Lopez Rayon organized a party; a mass was held and ended with a military band serenade to the audience.

Later José María Morelos y Pavón presented as one of the points of his “feelings of the nation” before the Congress of Chilpancingo, the idea of integrating as a day of national relevance the celebrations of September 16. So this day was recognized as a national holiday in the constitution of Apatzingán which was ratified by the constituent congress of 1922 and 1924.

In 1825 was the first official celebration of Independence with the first president of the newly formed Republic of Mexico Guadalupe Victoria and, of course, there was music to finish off the evening.

The celebration of Independence Day at first was a ceremony officiated by both religious and civil authorities but from 1857 the secular nature take it now contains. It has also been said that in the history of the cry, the feeling of Mexicans led us to celebrate rain or shine. In 1847 the official ceremony was suspended during the U.S. invasion but despite this in many localities was carried out; during the second French invasion Maximilian of Hapsburg officiated a ceremony of the cry and even President Benito Juárez on the run held an Independence Day in San Juan de la Noria Pedriceña, Durango.

In almost all celebrations military religious or secular, there has been music and serenades. The Mariachi having become a symbol of national music may not be missing in celebrations of this kind.

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