Posts tagged "Mexican Independence Day"

Mexican Independence Day in Pilsen

Mexican Independence Day in Pilsen
Residents of Pilsen came out Monday night to celebrate Mexican Independence in Harrison Park. They celebrate with a late night “grito” or cry for independence and with music and dance. It’s a time to celebrate Hispanic heritage with a month of festivities that run from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 in Chicago and across the... Read more »

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: Hispanic Heritage Month

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: Hispanic Heritage Month
There are many Latino events in Chicago this month as Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Friday, Sept. 6, a concert in Pilsen, “Rise Up, Tear Down,” is being organized by Moratorium on Deportations Campaign (MDC). It features Shining Soul, a band from Arizona that plays music about the U.S.-Mexico border... Read more »

Support immigrant dreams on Mexican Independence Day

From May Day march. Photo by Teresa Puente. Sept. 15 marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month that runs until Oct. 15. And on Sept. 16, 2010, Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence. In Chicago, there was a special celebration Wednesday night for “El Grito” or the Cry for Independence at Millennium Park. It’s nice... Read more »
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Don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking, make a statement like the Phoenix Suns or Los Suns

It’s Cinco de Mayo. And the truth is I have no special plans to celebrate this holiday. The fact is this day which commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in 1862 is NOT a major holiday in Mexico. It’s not Mexican Independence Day which is celebrated Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo has become more... Read more »