Do You Know Why It Matters 09/20 To Mexico? We’ll Explain Quickly!

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Do You Know Why It Matters 09/20 To Mexico? We’ll Explain Quickly!

September 16th, 2016

Today it’s Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) in Mexico. This Mexican holiday celebrates the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards. It follows from the day of the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores), on September 15.

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Mexicans honor their country’s Independence Day with fireworks, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music on September 16. Flags, flowers, and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion. “Viva Mexico” or “Viva la Independencia” are shouted amidst the crowds on this day.

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However, this year Independence day it’s not as happy as it used to be in the past.

Thousands Of Mexicans Spent Their Independence Day Telling The President Enrique Peña Nieto’s To Resign.

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The country is still reeling from the recent embarrassment of Peña Nieto’s invitation of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has called Mexicans criminals and promised to build a wall along the border, to an official visit in Mexico.

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The march, referred to as #RenunciaYa, or Resign Already, began at the iconic Angel of Independence on Reforma Avenue. People carried signs saying “Peña Inepto” as they made their way to the city’s main square, the Zocalo.

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