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Celebrating Mexico Independence Day 2023: Viva México!

Celebrating Mexico Independence Day 2023: Viva México! Every year on September 16th, Mexico comes alive with vibrant celebrations, parades, fireworks, and a profound sense of national pride. It's Mexico Independence Day, a day that marks the country's struggle for freedom from colonial rule and the birth of a sovereign nation. As we look forward to Mexico Independence Day in 2023, let's delve into the historical significance, cultural traditions, and ways to join in the festivities. ## **The Cry of Dolores: A Call to Freedom** The roots of Mexico Independence Day trace back to the early 19th century when Mexico was under Spanish colonial rule. On the night of September 15, 1810, in the town of Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo), a Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the church bell and delivered a stirring speech known as "El Grito de Dolores." In this impassioned call to arms, he urged the people to rise up against the Spanish oppression. This iconic