Mexico embraces Independence Day
This September 16 will smile to Mexico's Independence Day. In Mexico,Mexicans celebrate it each year on the night of September 15, when the President of Mexico re-enacts the event by ringing the bells of the National Palace in Mexico City. President repeats a cry of patriotism based upon the "Grito de Dolores" from the balcony of the palace, to the assem-bled crowd in the Plaza de la Constitucidn, or Z6calo, one of the largest public plazas in the world. This event draws up to half a million spectators. On the dawn of September 16, or Independence Day, the national military parade starts in the Zocalo.passes the Hidalgo Memorial and ends on the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City's main boulevard.Independence Day is considered a patriotic holiday, or Fiesta Patria.
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