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Mexican Independence Day

In the early 1800s, Mexico decided it had enough of Spain’s rule and that it was time for a revolt. With some help from the U.S. and France, the country started to plan.

One of the leaders of the revolution, Father Miguel Hidalgo, was planning to revolt with his men in late fall. But the Spanish found out and called for the arrest of Hidalgo and his officers earlier than anticipated. When he was alerted, Hidalgo held a meeting at his church in Dolores, Guanajuato, Mexico, ringing the bell on the night of September 15th, 1810 to call his congregation to mass. He urged them to fight, giving a speech that’s known as “El Grito de Dolores,” or “The Cry of Dolores.” He cried “¡Viva México!” and “¡Viva la independencia!” — which means “May Mexico live on!” and “May independence live on!” — during the speech, giving way to some of the country’s most famous battle cries.

Join us at Mesita to celebrate, to learn more about the rich history of Mexico, to eat and of course to drink! More details closer to the date. 



Earlier Event: September 1
Jazz on Vinyl
Later Event: October 27
Día de los Muertos