Here’s a little history lesson for you – you know Cinco de Mayo? That day you spend completely wasted on tequila and tacos, that us Americans so lovingly refer to as Mexican Independence Day (or “Schmexican Schindependence Shday” after a few too many shots)? Well, it’s not.
Today is actually Mexican Independence Day, the official mark of Mexicans vying for their independence from the Spaniards, an event which was 11 years in the making.
The historical day officially begins the night prior with Grito de Dolores, also known as the Cry of Dolores. Father Miguel Hidalgo, a Roman Cathlotic Priest rallied the people of Dolores, Guanajuato on September 15th, 1810 to give them the speech known today as El Grito de Dolores. El Grito de Dolores consisted of Father Hidalgo ringing the bell of El Palacio Nacional and shouting important war hero’s names followed by “viva Mexico, viva la independence!” And from there, the true revolt began.
Must’ve been rough, but good for you Mexico, coming out on top!
Celebrate 2015 Mexican Independence Day with these funny memes below.