Today, September 16 . . .
we celebrated Mexican Independence Day!
Many mistake May 5 – Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day, but they are sorely mistaken! May 5 was the Battle of Puebla (1862) when the Indigenous Mexicans defeated the French.
Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards. It follows from the day of the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores), on September 15.
Here are some interesting websites to read up on the history if you are interested:
We celebrated the day by inviting our neighbours to stop by and pick up packages of homemade cookies that Carolyn baked. We wrapped them on individual trays and we were able to have a good chat with some as we maintained distance in our carport at the front of our home. Everyone was excited to receive some delicious cookies and we were able to meet some new folks from the neighborhood as well.