Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Viva Mexico!! Independence Day Celebrations...

Mexico celebrates 199 years of Independence today, and the city is awash with flags, fiestas, parades and celebrations...

Everyone and everything is decked out in red, white and green with no exemptions, and an air of fun and merriment pervades the streets of the Big Taco today. Mexican cultural pride and identity "La Mexicanidad" is palpable wherever you go....

The city is already starting to gear up for the bicentennial next year in 2010 which will of course celebrate 200 years of Independence. Mexico City knows how to throw a party.... Don't miss it!!

7 comments:

Fly Girl said...

Felicidades! We celebrate Mexican Independence Day here in Chicago but nothing like in Mexico. Thanks for the heads up on the centennial, I think I might look into a trip for that.

A Cuban In London said...

This is one of those strange 'coincidences'. Yesterday I was reading in the Guardian about a new exhibition at the British Museum of Aztec art, or as they call it nowadays, Mexica art. I'm planning to visit it soon.

Your photos are stunning. Maybe it's time to phone up my Mexican friends here in London. They might be cooking something up for the weekend.

Greetings from London.

Catherine said...

I am sure there will be Independence parties all over the world right now!!

Catherine said...

Hi Fly Girl - glad to hear the day is marked in Chicago!!

Catherine said...

Hi Cuban - let me know what that exhibition is like !!

SandyCarlson said...

Go, Mexico! That's awesome.

David C. said...

Those hombres in the sombreros look like cousins of the Fighting Okra of Delta State University.