This year, the last celebrations before the bicentenial and centenial celebrations. The first revolution, for independence from Spain began in 1810. The second, for independence from a very modern dictator named Porfirio Díaz, began in 1910. September 15, around midnight, Mexicans celebrate and echo El Grito, the shout (or maybe today we should say shout-out) for independence marking Miguel Hidalgo's call to revolution which literally occred around midnight, September 15-16, 1910 in the small town of Dolores in the state of Guanajato. Wikipedia has a good summary here. The revolution with all its twists and turns lasted until 1820, for the most part, though there were resistant Spaniards until around 1824 holding on to the fort at historic San Juan de Ulua in the port of Veracruz.
Here are some photos from this year's celebrations.
Our young neighbor, Blanca, goes to school in San Marcos, about a mile from our Colonia. She is part of a singing group in her school which was going to perform last night. Below some pictures from the evening. Unfortunately, delays in setting up the stage lasted so long we left before Blanca's group sang.
In very arty format (due to lighting), kids having fun in the Salon Social (community center) while waiting....
Blanca on the left and two friends:
A view across the street from the Salon Social into a house where a party was getting underway.