What is Mexican Independence Day, Dia de la Independencia celebrates Mexico’s freedom from Spain in 1810. Easley making this an important holiday celebrated by all Latinos nationwide. Celebrating this import day is to remember and embrace Mexican Heritage. Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla had enough.
Mexican heritage all over the world celebrate this important historical event in their country’s history when a brave priest in the village of Dolores rang his church bell and delivered a powerful speech that set the War of Independence from Spain in motion. Even the President of Mexico participates by ringing that same bell — now over 200 years old — live on TV the night before the big celebration.
You can celebrate in so many ways in the RGV from family BBQs, local Mexican restaurant’s or a beach day at South Padre Island. With over 1 million Hispanic/Latinos living in the Rio Grande Valley you can expect cities hosting local events. Be sure to check you city websites for any special events being taken place this weekend.