The celebration of the Mexican War of Independence on September 15 is a big event all over Mexico! We spent the day purchasing traditional candies and costumes for our kids. Here is our youngest son all decked out in his traditional garb.
There is fun and fireworks and lots of great tradition on this day. All over Mexico, the politicians come out en masse to celebrate the day, making long speeches while famous bands play in the background. We always look forward to watching "La Paquita Del Barrio" who is considered a national treasure for her salty, heart-felt lyrics ("Paquita from the neighborhood" is the stage name of Grammy-Award winning singer, Francisca Viveros Barradas). The kids all get dressed in traditional Mexican costumes and have great fun breaking pinatas and playing with other children. Lots of fireworks, too, which are a huge hit.
For those of you who are here as expats, enjoy the day and enjoy the fun! It's ten times bigger and better than Cinco de Mayo in the U.S., and you're sure to have a blast.
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