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Mexican Independence Day

Posted by Shaun Dawson on September 16, 2009

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September 16, 1810 was the day when father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest from the town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico rang the bell of his church and gathered his congregation together. Flanked by Ignacio Allende, Juan Aldama and others, he called on all Mexicans to stand up and fight for the liberation of Mexico from Spain.

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His speech known as the Grito de Delores (the cry from Delores) was the beginning of a war that would last for 11 years and 11 days. Spain finally recognized an independent Mexico on September 27, 1821 by signing the Treaty of Cordoba.

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Click the following links for details on the Mexican War of Independence and Independence Celebrations

Mexico celebrates its independence in September as do many other countries.

Country Date Holiday
Andorra September 8
(1278)
Our Lady of
Meritxell Day
Armenia September 21
(1991)
Independence
Day
Belize September 21
(1981)
Independence
Day
Botswana September 30
(1966)
Independence
Day (Botswana Day)
Brazil September 7
(1822)
Independence
Day
Chile September 18
(1810)
Independence
Day
Costa Rica September 15
(1821)
Independence
Day
El Salvador September 15
(1821)
Independence
Day
Gibraltar September 10
(1967)
National
Day15
Guatemala September 15
(1821)
Independence
Day
Guinea-Bissau September 24
(1973)
Independence
Day
Honduras September 15
(1821)
Independence
Day
Korea (North) September 9
(1948)
Founding of the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Libya September 1
(1969)
Revolution
Day
Mali September 22
(1960)
Independence
Day
Malta September 21
(1964)
Independence
Day
Mexico September 16
(1810)
Independence
Day
Nicaragua September 15
(1821)
Independence
Day
Papua New Guinea September 16
(1975)
Independence
Day
Qatar September 3
(1971)
Independence
Day
St. Kitts and Nevis September 19
(1983)
Independence
Day
San Marino September 3
(A.D. 301)
Founding of the
Republic
Saudi Arabia September 23
(1932)
Unification of
the Kingdom
Slovakia September 1
(1992)
Constitution
Day
Swaziland September 6
(1968)
Independence
Day
Tajikistan September 9
(1991)
Independence
Day (or National Day)
Uzbekistan September 1
(1991)
Independence
Day
Vietnam September 2
(1945)
Independence
Day

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One Response to “Mexican Independence Day”

  1. ¡Feliz día de la Independencia a México!

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