El Bicentenario in my City...

What a weekend this has been! Mind you, our weekend started on Wednesday. And who doesn't love a 5-day weekend? The reason behind our extremely long weekend was the Bicentennial celebration of Mexico's Independence from Spain.

The celebration began early Wednesday morning with taking Hope to the Izamiento del Labaro Patrio (flag raising) ceremony outside of La Presidencia (City Hall).




Later in the day, we attended the tribute to Miguel Hidalgo, in which Jack's kindergarten class participated.




No tribute or celebration in Mexico would be complete without Cohetes (REALLY loud firecrackers).




We didn't attend El Grito that night, but we were able to watch the amazing fireworks display from my bedroom window.

On Thursday, we watched the Independence Day parade, starring our favorite kindergartner. (Jack looks so handsome in his uniform.) (He's the one at the end of the line.)





I loved the floats featuring students, both young and old, dressed up as Heroes de la Independencia.







And in their finest Bicentenario attire.




Again, there were beauty queens.







12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your bicentennial! Viva Mexico!

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  2. The bicentenario outfits are ADORABLE!!!

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  3. Love you photographs...makes me want to be there. Enjoyed them so much!!

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  4. My goodness, those are the most adorable beauty queens I have ever seen.

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  5. I miss those moments in Mexico, and I would like my kids had those esperiences too. Love your pics! Saludos!

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  6. Love it! I love the idea of a 5 day celebration for anything. Here in the US we could learn from that! Glad you had a good time!

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  7. Looks like fun, I'm glad you include pics.

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  8. Love their kindergarten uniforms! So cute!

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  9. I just found your blog through another blogroll and I'm so glad I did. It's fun to read about other's expat experiences (I'm in Germany) but your blog is especially interesting to me because I was born in Mexico and lived there until I was 8.

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  10. I just love authentic looking Mexican clothes, pictures, and whatever. Love that pic of your daughter in your header too!

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  11. Five-day holiday. Sounds fantastic.

    LisaDay

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