¡Mexicanos, Viva México!

Celebrating the Grito de Dolores (Shout of Dolores) in San Miguel de Allende

On the evening of 15 September 1810, in Dolores, Father Hidalgo rang the Church bell, called for Mexican independence from the shackles of Spanish colonialism, and finished by crying “¡Mexicanos, Viva México!”. Known now as the Grito de Dolores (Shout of Dolores), it is re-enacted  throughout Mexico each year as seen here in the Jardin in San Miguel de Allende, just down the road from what is now called Dolores Hidalgo. Following a reading of the text of the Grito are fireworks, tequila, and an awful lot of noise extending into the official day of Mexican Independence on the 16th.

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