Tuesday, September 15, 2015

El Grito

Watched President Pena Nieto ring the bell, wave the flag, sing the national anthem (with a crowd of 50,000) and mimic the famous grito (cry) of Padre Hidalgo at 11pm this evening. Didn't fancy joining the throng in the Zocalo so watched it on TV. It's strangely moving. Here's the grito (in English). The people named were all heroes of the War of Independence (1810-21):
Long live the heroes that gave us the Fatherland!
Long live Hidalgo!
Long live Morelos!
Long live Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez!
Long live Allende!
Long live Aldama and Matamoros!
Long live National Independence!
Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico!

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