Guadalajara Daily Photo

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Llévese su bandera!!!

I felt inspired by some posts in Rudy's blog about independence.

It is not weird that Guatemala's and Mexico's independence days are celebrated at the same day, and yes, as you can see, we also have people selling flags all over the city and not only that: big hats, matracas, trompetas and everything that makes allusion to a Mexican Celebration. This man was selling all different sizes of flags.

As Liz mentioned in a previous post, September is the month when everybody gets patriotic and remember that 11 years war where a lot of people died for freedom. So, lets celebrate, bring the tequila and Viva Mexico!.
posted by Yanit at 12:54 PM


ohhh I have a little Mexican puppet I bought from a guy like this in Guadalajara.:)

4:27 AM  

Yanit, both Mexico and Guatemala (& Central America) have the same Independence Date, September 15th, 1821, but that is where the similarities end. In Guatemala the holiday is on September 15th and it is celebrated at early hours. In Mexico is celebrated in the late hours of the 15th and the holiday is on the 16th. Guatemala did not have a 10-year war for its independence. Thanks for the link.

7:36 AM  

New Spain covered the territory of California, Nevada, Utah, part of Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas; that now belong to the United States. The actuall terrytorry of mexico and ended in the border of Guatemala. Central America was not consider New Spain.

After Mexico independence, All of New Spain territory became the independent Mexico but central. Central america joined Mexico´s independence fight against Spain... that´s why they celebrete their independence the say day as Mexico.

Actually, all the territory of today´s central american nations (except Panamá, which belonged to Colombia) Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, formed part of Independente Mexico for some years.

Later on, they wanted it ther own autonomy, and Mexico let them go with no troubles.

10:58 AM  

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