Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
We’re all familiar with American Independence Day, but what about Mexican Independence Day? Believe it or not, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s version of our Fourth of July. Our friends south of the border celebrate their independence from Spain every year on September 16.
On September 16, 1810, the Grito de Dolores (translated to Cry of Dolores) began a rallying cry for freedom when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest, rang his church’s bell in Dolores, Mexico. He delivered a powerful speech to the people of Mexico and, soon after, their war against Spain began. After over a decade of war, the territory previously known as New Spain gained its independence as the Mexican Empire on September 28, 1821.
There are several ways you can celebrate Mexican Independence Day. One was you can do so is by flying the red, white and green. You can hang your Mexican flag from your home to show your spirit. You can also watch live broadcasts from Mexico, including the September 15 presidential reenactment of El Grito. Another way to get into the spirit is by visiting Verde Kitchen & Cocktails!
At Verde Kitchen & Cocktails, we serve authentic Mexican food that you and your friends and family will be sure to love. Make your way to our restaurant on September 16 this year to celebrate Mexican Independence day with some food and drinks. Whether you want to enjoy some appetizers and drinks with friends, or you want to sit down for a full meal with your family, we have what you’re looking for at Verde. Enjoy our guacamole appetizers, our fish entrees, and even our house-made desserts. Verde Kitchen & Cocktails is located at 70 E Main Street in Bay Shore, and we hope to see you here this Mexican Independence Day!