Mexican Independence Day
Mexican Independence Day celebrates Mexico’s Independence from Spain. Like the U.S. Independence Day, this day is celebrated in Mexico with parades, fiestas, fireworks, and picnics.
Mexican Independence Day History:
In 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo of Dolores, Mexico was planning a revolt to free the country from Spanish rule. On September 15, 1810, at 11:00 pm, Father Hidalgo rang his church bell to call his parishioners and rally them to fight off Spanish rule. He then made a speech to his congregation, and the fight for freedom began.