September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. In September of 1810, Mexico gained their independence from Spain. This national holiday celebrates Mexico’s independence and features several cultural practices. Read on to learn more!
Many people in the United States confuse Mexico Independence Day with Cinco de Mayo. However, Mexico Independence Day is celebrated in September because the 16th is the day that Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla made the first cry for independence. Father Hidalgo gave a powerful speech to Dolores, Mexico, declaring the cry for independence and starting the struggle to gain freedom.
Earning freedom and independence was not easy for Mexico, and Father Hidalgo would be defrocked and beheaded during the process. Priest Jose Maria Morelos would take over for Father Hidalgo after his death, and a Spanish soldier who flipped his position named Agustin de Iturbide would also take part in the Mexican independence movement. After much fighting, Mexico experienced success and became an independent country.
To celebrate Mexican Independence Day, visit Verde Kitchen and Cocktails. Dine on our delicious food and drinks to honor Mexico’s battle for freedom. Select guacamole from our menu to begin your meal. We serve traditional guacamole with onion, tomato, lime, and avocado leaf, as well as a guacamole de elote made with local sweet corn, heirloom tomato, and roasted garlic. Pick our rajas guacamole for roasted poblano, pomegranate seeds, pepitas, and almonds, or order the guacamole trio for a sampler of all three options.
We also offer ensaladas to our customers. Pick the ensalada de camarones y aguacate for a shrimp, avocado, cabbage, lime, onion, and cilantro salad with Negra Modelo mustard aioli. You can also pick the ensalada verde with local greens, pickled tomatillo, and toasted sesame, served with a tomato chile vinaigrette.
This September 16, make your way to Verde Kitchen and Cocktails. Find our location at 70 East Main Street in Bay Shore.