Guadalajara Daily Photo
Monday, September 04, 2006
September is the patriotic month for the Mexicans, because on the 16th we celebrate our independence (not in may 5th).
The Mexican seal (an eagle eating a snake standing on a nopal) was originate by Huiztilopochtli leyend, and ancient god that told the Aztecs to found their city wherever they find this sign, after they leave Aztlan. This was at the Texcoco lake (today Mexico City). So they had to build it over the lake.
This is part of a sculpture that is in Zapopan main plaza, above it there is a giant flag. So it represents two of the three national symbols (the other one is the national anthem).