About El Grito

EL GRITO DE INDEPENDENCIA

THE TRADITIONAL CIVIC ADDRESS

El Grito, or “the Cry”, represents one of the most iconic Mexican civic celebrations. It recalls the moment in which father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest in the village of Dolores, rang the bell of the parish on the morning of September 16, 1810 and called Mexicans to rise against the Spanish crown and fight for independence.

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto will be heading “El Grito” Ceremony in Mexico City. Each Mexican consulate and embassy around the globe will be conducting its own Ceremony as they are the only government officials authorized to preside over this official civic ceremony.

Join the Consul of Mexico in Portland and authorities from the city of Portland for this big fiesta!

 

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Celebrate with us!