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#1 glenoir



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:46 AM

In an interview that I had with Dr. Jose Guadalupe Silva in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, on Thursday, June 11, 2015, he provided various scholarly resources to the fact that the September 16 is the correct date, not September 15 as sometimes thought.


Sr. Antonio Barajas Becerra, "Entrada de los Insurgentes a la Villa de San Miguel El Grande, la tarde del Domingo, 16 de Septiembre de 1801."


Antonio Barajas Beccera, 1969, Generalisimo don Ignacio de Allende y Unzaga, 2a edicion, p. 108 ("a las cinco de la manana del domingo 16 de Septiembre, 1810").


Miguel Guzman Peredo, 1985, Miguel Hidalgo y la Ruta de la Independencia, Bertelsmann de Mexico, p. 87.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:09 AM

So that's why they scream "El Grito" Viva Mexico at exactly midnight on September 16?

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 11:29 AM

Is that news?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:10 PM

The grito was given by Mexican presidents and mayors in various forms on September 16, until the year 1910, when President Porfirio Diaz mandated a change, moving it to September 15, to coincide with his birthday. 


The words to the original 1810 speech by Miguel Hidalgo were never recorded and there are several versions that are all claimed to be the true original.  The words (translated into English) that seem to be the most common denominators in all the versions of the first grito are "Long live Ferdinand VII!  Long live America!  Down with bad government!"  Many other versions exist.


In 2010, Mexican President Calderon gave the grito as: "Mexicans!  Long live the heroes that gave us the fatherland!  Long live Hidalgo!  Long live Morelos!  Long live Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez!  Long live Allende!  Long Live Aldama and Matamoros!  Long live national independence!  Long live the revolution!  Long live Mexico!  Long live Mexico!  Long Live Mexico!


Can't say that is news, but it is info!




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