Mexico ready to commemorate the 210th anniversary of Grito de Dolores
Mexico, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Today Mexico has everything ready to celebrate the 210th anniversary of the Grito de Dolores (Dolores Cry), pronounced in Guanajuato by priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla on September 15-16, 1810 to begin the war of independence from Spain.
As every year since 1825, the Grito de Dolores will be given from the central balcony of the National Palace in the historic Zocalo of the capital, from which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will ring the original bell in the west tower of the parish of Dolores in Guanajuato, with which Hidalgo called the people to rise up in arms against New Spain.
The Collective Transport System (STC) has already informed that the Zocalo station of Line Two of the Metro will remain closed from Monday 14th until Thursday 17th September.
Unlike other years when the Zocalo is crowded with tens of thousands of citizens as a great open town hall to chant the president's cheers, this year the pandemic of the Covid-19 limits it to a military squadron of ceremony that will honor the national dates that begin the night of the 15th and the daybreak of the 16th.
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