I’m proud of being Mexican and September is the most patriotic month of the year.
In the USA and in most countries people believe that “Cinco de Mayo” is our biggest national holyday but in fact our national holyday is the celebration of the Independence of Mexico from Spain.
I will explain, “Cinco de Mayo” is the holyday of “La Batalla de Puebla” where we battled the French army near the city of Puebla on May the 5th of 1862 and won.
The Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on the 15th and 16th of September.
It all started at dawn on the 16th of September in 1810 when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla a priest from the city of Dolores, Hidalgo rang the bells of his church holding a flag of the Virgin of Guadalupe while screaming ¡VIVA MEXICO! This is known as the day when the independence of Mexico started; it was until the 27th of September of 1821 when the war ended and Mexico officially it’s independence.
Nowadays we start the celebration on the 15th of September by listening to the president’s reenactment of Hidalgo’s call to action, and then by watching the military parade on the 16th.
Every state, every city and even every town celebrates this event in great way; fireworks paint the skies, the major of each town and the governors of the states in reenact the “Grito” (Call).
By far our biggest celebration.
Every year I like to celebrate with my friends we organize a party and we all watch “El Grito” on tv and we end up partying.
We like to paint our faces with the Mexican flag and sometimes to dress up in traditional Mexican outfits.
This time the party was few a days early, on the 15th I celebrated with my family and my fiancée by enjoying my mom’s delicious Pozole.
To feel more patriotic I wore one of my favorite scarfs by the Mexican brand Pineda Covalin with a Piñata pattern, very colorful.
Here’s a list of some of my favorites Mexican brands:
Best silk scarfs inspired by Mexico.
French Architect became a fashion designer in Mexico.
I love the minimal and geometric flow in her clothes.
Best combination of fabrics.
Best way to create an androgynous look.
Romantic and feminine.