Mexico Celebrates Independence Day

Want to see more photos? Check out pictures taken at Plaza de la Constitución (Zócalo).

Mexico celebrated 202 years of independence this past Sunday. The festivities focused around the Plaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, in Mexico City – one of the largest public plazas in the world. Every September 15 at 11PM, the President of Mexico rings a bell and yells a cry of patriotism called the “Grito de Dolores” out to half a million spectators while waving a Mexican flag. Similar celebrations are held in cities and towns all over Mexico and the world.