5 Curious Facts About Independence Movement in Mexico

This September 15 we celebrate another year of the beginning of the Independence movement, event of which we are very proud. It is a very important moment for our country, there is an entire culture around the celebration.

Just so you know a little more of this day here are a five unknown facts about this important date in our history.

  1. – ¿Why we celebrate el grito de Independencia on September 15 instead September 16?

We owe this to Porfirio Diaz, the famous president who ruled the country for almost 30 years .It happens that Porfirio Diaz celebrated his birthday on September 15 and to tie his birthday with el grito celebrations, he decided to advance this for a few hours. So then, since 1910, el Grito de Independencia, takes place on September 15 near of 11 pm and not on 16 by dawn as actually happened in 1810.

2.-¿What Miguel Hidalgo Scream?

It is not Known exactly what Miguel Hidalgo scream. There are two different versions.

Some argue that Miguel Hidalgo scream ¡Viva a la virgen de Guadalupe! ¡Viva a la religion católica! ¡Viva el Rey Fernando Vll¡ against Napoleon´s occupation of Spain.

The other version which is more accepted and widespread, says that he pronounce   ¡Muera el mal gobierno! ¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva la Independencia¡.

  1. – La Campana de Independencia

Also known as la Campana de Dolores, is a symbol of independence, was the bell used by the priest Miguel Hidalgo to begin the war of independence.

La Campana de Dolores was moved in 1896 from Guanajuato to the National Palace in Mexico City on orders of Porfirio Diaz to carry out the festivities this year as Porfirio Diaz wanted to play that night the original bell.

  1. – Full Name of Miguel Hidalgo

The full name of Miguel Hidalgo was Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo y Costilla y Gallaga Mondarte Villaseñor.

  1. – Los Chiles en Nogada

Finally our famous and traditional chiles en nogada. According to tradition, it was the Agustinas mothers of the convent of Santa Monica in Puebla, which, upon learning that the general Iturbide was about to celebrate his birthday and right around that time would pass by this city, decided to flatter him with this original dish. In their display colors, evoking the nuances of la Bandera Trigarante: Red (in the Granada) green (on the twigs of parsley) and White (In the nogada sauce) delicately bathing on the chiles poblanos that are based on this traditional dish

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