The Real Cinco de Mayo is Coming Up This Weekend
Get your Mexican fashion in order, and your Frida flower headpieces prepped… this weekend is considered Mexican Independence Day. For lots of non-Mexicans in the United States, the day gets overlooked due to the fact that Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) gets all the attention. The truth is, every September 15th, Mexicans commemorate the war of Independence, which was actually initiated in the small town of Dolores in Guanajuato Mexico on September 16, 1810. The day is referred to as Grito de Dolores.
The Inside Source spoke to Marina Garcia-Vasquez, Founder of MexNtheCity, the hip website on cool creatives of Mexican decent. Are you celebrating this weekend as much as you do Cinco de Mayo? “We are celebrating the Grito on the 15th then dancing until the 16th” says Marina. “My birthday is on Mexican Independence day so both days fill me with pride!” Cool. Another reason to sip Tequila.
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