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How to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Often times Americans think of Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day when in actuality it is September 16 (Día de la Independencia). Independence Day (September 16) celebrates the day Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores, in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Hidalgo was one of the nation’s leaders during the War of Independence in Mexico.

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