Viva Mexico, Cabrones!

15 Sep

Today, September 15, is a special day in Mexico.

Tonight at midnight, we start to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day, September 16.

In the Zocalo (Main Square) of Mexico City, the president will gather with masses of people to give “El Grito” (“The Cry”) at midnight. They’ll be joined by Mexicans all over the country and the world watching them on TV.

El Grito goes something like this (can be changed a bit):

¡Viva la Independencia Nacional!; (Long live Mexican Independence!)
¡Vivan los héroes que nos dieron Patria!; (Long live the heroes that gave us our Fatherland!)
¡Vivan los héroes que nos dieron libertad!; (Long live the heroes that gave us freedom!)
¡Viva Hidalgo!; (Long live Hidalgo!)
¡Viva Morelos!; (Long live Morelos!)
¡Viva Allende!; (Long live Allende!)
¡Viva la Corregidora!; (Long live the Corrector… famous woman of independence)
¡Viva Aldama! (Long live Aldama!)
¡Viva Guerrero! (Long live Guerrero!)
¡Viva Mexico!;
¡Viva Mexico!;
¡Viva Mexico!

So tonight, every Mexican will be at some bar, nightclub or house party with family and friends drinking some beer and screaming as loud as they can. Should be fun!

Google's Mexican Independence Day design! Love it!

This year is especially awesome because it’s Mexico’s bicentennial celebration! We’re all very excited.

I don’t work tomorrow, but I’ll get back to you guys on Friday to let you know how my Mexican Independence Day went.

I’ll also be back later today with some awesome bicentennial videos! (Seriously, they’re awesome.)

If you want to read up a little more on the history of El Grito, check out Wikipedia’s article.

**Update: Tropical Storm Karl is threatening to ruin tomorrow’s day off for Mexicans (and me!) throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.

8 Responses to “Viva Mexico, Cabrones!”

  1. Ashlie September 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm #


  2. laurencancun September 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Awww…stupid Karl! LOL!!! We were going to hit up the Beach Palace rooftop party, but not anymore!!!! Now plans are up in the air, but won’t miss El Grito at 11 tonight!!!

    P.S Looooove the google theme today too!!!!

  3. KfromMichigan September 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    Enjoy the celebration and day off tomorrow. VIVA MEXICO!

  4. Kate September 16, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    HAVE FUN TONIGHT!!! And VIVA MEXICO! I love Mexican history-can’t tell you how many classes I’ve had where I’ve studied & written about the Mexican Independence. I always wish I was there in Sept just to experience it all!

  5. GRRRL TRAVELER September 16, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    Viva MEXICO!!! Have a great holiday off– hit something and then shout! 😉

  6. joeandharryabroad September 16, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    I hope the storm holds out for you. SOunds amazing I hope you have fun 🙂 xx

  7. Ang September 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Have a great day today! GO MEXICO!!! 😉

  8. Kristi S September 17, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    Hope you celebrated to the fullest! Love the new blog layout!

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