Just a bit of cultural apreciation from Kansas City because some of our more astute readers have noticed local celebration this evening and Mexicans flags flying locally even if, by that same token, American flags should fly at tonight's festivities in Mexico City . . .
Here's the occasion . . .
The Cry of Dolores (Grito de Dolores) is a historical event that occurred in Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo), Mexico, in the early morning of 16 September 1810. Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church and gave the pronunciamiento (call to arms) that triggered the Mexican War of Independence.
Every year on the eve of Independence Day, the President of Mexico re-enacts the Grito from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City, while ringing the same bell Hidalgo used in 1810.
Accordingly, relevant links and further reading for our TKC readers with inquiring minds about the nation to the South and the heritage of so many neighbors locally . . .
The Grito de Dolores ("Cry of/from Dolores") was the battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence, uttered on September 16, 1810, by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico. "My Children, a new dispensation comes to us today...Will you free yourselves?
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All Things Considered
by: Tristi Rodriguez Posted: / Updated: (KRON) - As Mexican Independence Day approaches, so does "El Grito". Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on Sept. 16, and el grito takes place the night before, just before midnight. "El Grito" refers to El Grito de Dolores, "the cry" that Father Miguel Hidalgo delivered to his parish on Sept.
The livesteam for those who paid just a modicum of attention in Spanish class . . .
Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!