In a sense, our Country, the U.S.A. brought about the Celebration of Mexican Independence Day by providing an honest reason why millions of Mexican Americans should celebrate the gaining of Independence every 16th of September!
We take pride in celebrating Mexico’s defeat of the Spanish armed forces on September 16th, 1810. On that day Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla issued a proclamation that united many different local rebellions into one cohesive struggle which eventually led to Mexico’s actual independence from Spain in 1821!
Today as we share our Hispanic Heritage let us not forget that today “Latino is the result of conjoining of Conquistador with the indigenous women of Huichol, Yaqui, Huasteca, Maya, Tarahumara, Azorean, Azteca, Toltecas, Taino, and Inca to name a few. They cured their people of illness, war wounds, set fractures and performed surgeries our indigenous forefathers had governed and ruled by their established laws and religious beliefs.
Hispanics are everywhere and our culture abounds. It is good that we celebrate Hispanic Heritage but we still have much work to do. We are joined together in the greatest Mestizaje since the Spanish conquest.