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Mexican Independence Day

Mexico Celebrates Independence Day In Spectacular Fashion

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 09.17.2014 | Latino Voices

¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva Mexico! Mexico celebrates it's independence day on Sept. 16, but the festivities begin the night before with t...

The Unrecognized Greatness of the Mexican National Poet

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 11.11.2014 | Latino Voices
M.W. Jacobs

Millions of Mexicans know Ramón López Velarde as the author of Suave Patría, the national poem of Mexico and a modernist masterpiece, but few inside or outside Mexico know about the extraordinarily high opinion of López Velarde held by his fellow greats of Latin American poetry.

LOOK: 12 Things Mexicans Will Do On Independence Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Mexicans love to party. Eat. Drink. And when it all comes together on Sept. 16, everyone is bound to have a crazy time. If you have Mexican friends, ...

The Meaning Of 'El Grito'

Posted 09.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Just what is el grito? And what does it have to do with Mexico's independence? Every year, millions of Mexicans, Mexican Americans and fellow revel...

Carlos Harrison

Cinco De Mayo: A Tequila Shot For Mexican Tourism

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.05.2012 | Latino Voices

It might be a tequila shot for tourism. Mexico, battling bad drug-war publicity and the hangover from a weak U.S. economy, is trying to bolster its...

What Does Cinco De Mayo Mean?

Ryan Craggs | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

First, it's not Mexican Independence Day. So throw that idea out. There are a couple of ways to approach the question, "What does Cinco de Mayo me...

Cinco de Mayo's Link To Slavery, Civil Rights For Blacks

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Latino Voices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Here's what Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked b...

Gunmen Ruin Mexican Independence Day Festivities

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

MORELIA, Mexico -- Authorities in a small town in western Mexico canceled Thursday night's "El Grito" festivities ushering in Independence Day after 4...

Our Lady Of Guadalupe And Mexican Independence

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

As we remember Mexican Independence Day, it would be worthwhile to think about the Catholic priests who first took up a cause against a mother country that had become increasingly oppressive.

The Most Interesting Facts About Cinco De Mayo

Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Today is Cinco de Mayo, and in honor of the Mexican holiday, revelers will be taking part in colorful celebrations before washing down steaming plates...

Chicago Weekend Events: Lebowski Fest, Dave Matthews, Latin Music And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, HuffPost Chicago has got you covered: whether you're a fan of one of the most popular musicians in the...

PHOTOS: Mexico Celebrates Its Bicentennial In Style

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico looked beyond its drug war to throw a 200th birthday bash celebrating a proud history, whimsical culture and resilience embo...

Celebrate Mexican Independence Around Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Little Village celebrated the Mexican Independence Day Parade this past weekend, the actual date of Mexican independence is just around the corn...

Why Do We Celebrate Cinco De Mayo? What It Is, What It Means

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's a lot of questions out there today, the 5th of May or Cinco De Mayo. And misconceptions too: like today is Mexico's Independence Day. It's not...

Cinco de Mayo: Not Mexican independence Day!

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

It's actually a Mexican-American holiday, and over the years has become the official Mexican ethnic day. In other words, it's a harmless, if totally fake holiday.

Independence Day Celebrations Around The World (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Americans prepare celebrations for July 4th, it's worth taking a look around the globe to other countries who are equally as festive in commemorati...

Celebrating Mexican Pork Day

Carolynn Carreño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carolynn Carreño

My favorite Poblano dish to make, partly because it is infinitely quicker and easier than the better known mole Poblano, is tinga, a dish of pulled pork bound by a sauce of onions and chipotle.

Cinco De Mayo: 5 Fun Ways To Celebrate (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While not the official Mexican Independence Day, which falls on September 16, Cinco de Mayo might just be the quintessential celebration of freedom fo...

Cinco De Mayo: White People's Excuse To Let Loose

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hola, everybody! Happy Cinco De Mayo! Don't speak Spanish? Curious what all the fuss is about? Look no further because the answers to all your questio...