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Mexican Independence Day

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY THE CRY OF DOLORES The Cry of Dolores was a rallying cry uttered by the Catholic Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla from the town of Dolores on September 16, 1810. It called on the people to rise up and revolt against the Spanish colonial government. It is the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence and is now celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. JOSÉ MARÍA MIGUEL HIDALGO MORELOS Y COSTILLA On the evening of September 15 each year the President of Mexico starts the Independence Day celebrations by calling out the following "grito" from the National Palace in Mexico, to a 500,000 strong crowd in remembrance of the heroes of the war. Also a Roman Catholic priest, Morelos became a revolutionary fighter, assuming the role of leader following the 1811 death of Hidalgo. Morelos was himself captured by the Spanish and executed A priest and the leader of the Mexican War of Independence. He called out the original Grito and rallied tens of thousands of people to rise up and fight. 1815. EL GRITO DE DOLORES (The Cry of Dolores) JOSEFA ORTIZ DE DOMÍNGUEZ i Mexicanos! i Vivan los héroes que nos dieron patria! iViva Hidalgo! i Viva Morelos! i Viva Josefa Ontiz de Dominguez! i Viva Allende! iVivan Aldama y Matamonos! i Viva la independencia nacional! JUAN ALDAMA Aldama was a captain in the Queen's militia who participated in secret pro-independence meetings with Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez. As the authorities learned of the conspiracy, Aldama fled to Dolores where he witnessed the original Grito and formed part of the original revolutionary leadership. The insurgent wife of the Querétaro magistrate for the Spanish colonial government. She developed sympathy for the oppressed poor and Indians of Mexico, and became a leading figure of the independence movement. MARIANO iViva México! MATAMOROS i Viva México! iViva México! Mariano Matamoros was a priest who became one of Morelos' top commanders, leading various victories before suffering major losses at the Battle of Valladolid. IGNACIO ALLENDE A captain in the Spanish Army, Allende became a sympathizer who joined the conspiracy being organized at Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez's home. His military background led to his leadership role with the rebellion. Poncho8 MEXICAN MADE FRESH

Mexican Independence Day

shared by jockomo on Sep 16
Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the start of the Mexican War of Independence, which was started by a rallying war cry from the priest Hidalgo. This cry, El Grito de Dolore...


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