Mexican Independence Day, a time to wave the old red, white and green, paint your face with the colours of the patria, eat chiles en nogada and shout out loud the pride one has in Mexico at the annual "El Grito" ceremony. People in every pueblo and city will gather in the "zocalos" (town squares) to hear the speeches given by the politicians and join their countrymen in shouting "Viva Mexico!" Others will gather with friends in a restaurant or bar or join their families in private celebrations. Much tequila will be drunk, politics will be discussed, the TV will be tuned to the president's speech and children will be told tales of Mexican history.
If you are going to be in Cancun for the big day (September 15th of course), here is a short list of some places you may celebrate if you are not up for the crowds at the official "El Grito". (A huge shout of gratitude to "Cancun Foros" for the information!)
Whatever you do, wherever you go, take a moment to reflect on all things positive about Mexico, the battles the country has fought and the pride in this great land. Viva Mexico!
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