Mexican Independence Day
Mexican Independence Day is September 16. Despite popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. This September 16, celebrate Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain.
Mexico was ruled by the Spanish for 300 years. On April 21, 1519, Spanish commander Hernan Cortes arrived on the Mexican coast. Cortes and his soldiers raided the land and began the destruction of the Aztec Empire. Then, on September 16, 1810, Father Costilla delivered a legendary speech that inspired the population of Mexico to revolt against Spanish rule. This led to the execution of Father Costilla by Spanish forces in January of 1811. Mexicans fought in Costilla’s honor until August 24, 1821, when Spain signed the Treaty of Cordoba, which ended the War of Independence and declared Mexico a free country.
In Mexico, Independence Day is celebrated with fiestas, parades, mariachi concerts, and food. Especially the food! If you want to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, do so with some Mexican food. Verde Kitchen & Cocktails serves up mouthwatering authentic Mexican cuisine.
When you dine with us, consider starting your meal with some traditional guacamole or salsa. If you have a taste for tacos, you can order from our a la carte tacos menu, which includes two, three, or 10 piece options. We have taco carnitas, pollo asado, rajas, pescado, and barbacoa. If you’re more interested in ordering up an entree, the Oaxacan street burger, pollo mole rojo, and Oaxacan carne asada are three outstanding choices.
This Mexican Independence Day, celebrate with Verde. Our restaurant is located at 70 East Main Street in Bay Shore, New York. We hope you will celebrate with us soon!