Independence Day of Mexico
Mexico got independence from Spain in 1810. Mexico was ruled by Kingdom of Spain for over 300 years. Mexico was once known as “New Spain”. During that time only Spaniards were allowed to hold political posts.
On September 16, 1810, a Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang his church’s bell and delivered a spectacular speech now known as the “Grito de Dolores” meaning of that is “Cry of Dolores”. He demanded the end of Spanish rule, which started the greatest Mexican war of Independence, which lasted over a decade.
On August 24, 1821, after 11 years of Spanish rule. Rulers of Kingdom of Spain left Mexico and officially recognized Mexico as an independent country. Today Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is known as the Father of Independence. Independence of Mexico has been celebrated since that special day on September 16, 1810.
On this auspicious day, Mexicans celebrates the day with flag waving, patriotic speeches, parades, home cooked feasts and live music. on this day you can see Mexican flags everywhere in the country. Not only Mexico, you can also see Mexican flags in United States of America where Mexican population is more.
Mexicans have been celebrating the independence day for 200 years. This year Mexicans celebrating their 201st Independence day.
Mexicans in United States
Mexicans are the largest population of Hispanic origin in the United States of America. According to the 2017 survey, Mexicans accounting for 62% of the total Hispanic population in the United States of America. 11.3 % of total United States population is Mexican. 61.5% of all Latino Americans population is Mexican. After Mexico, the most Mexicans live in United States of America. 24% of the entire Mexican population of the world is in the US. Over 60% of the Mexicans reside in the states of California and Texas.
Regions with significant Mexican population
- New Mexico
Regions with emerging Mexican population
- Upper Midwest
- New York metropolitan area
- North Carolina