By Elaine Parker from the September 2011 Edition
There are several special days in September
Tuesday, September 13th – Dia de los Ninos Heroes
Boy Heroes or Heroic Cadets this is a civic holiday. The day is celebrated but not a holiday. The day celebrates the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican-American War of 1847
Thursday, September 15th – Grito de Dolores
Cry of Dolores this is a civic holiday. The day is celebrated but not a holiday. The day celebrates an event that marked the start of the Independence war against Spain on the eve of 1810.
Friday, September 16th – Dia de Independencia
Independence Day this is a federal holiday. The day commemorates the start of the Independence War by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810.
Tuesday, September 27th – Consumacion de la Independencia
End of the Independence War this is a civic holiday. The day celebrates the end of the Mexican Independence War in 1821, 11 years after Father Hidalgo started it.
Friday, September 30th – Natalicio de Jose Ma. Morelos y Pavon
Morelos’ Birthday this is a civic holiday. The day commemorates the birth in 1765 of Father Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, one of the founding fathers of the modern Mexican nation.