Say it with me: Viva Mexico
More than one thousand children take part in Mexico’s Independence day parade in Cuernavaca.
October 10, 2019 - Mexico
There’s a month in the year where everything you see in the streets of Mexico is related to the colors of the national flag, the typical clothes, traditional music like mariachi and, obviously, the delicious food; that month is September, the month of Mexico’s Independence.
Obviously, NPH Mexico couldn’t let the most important date of the national calendar slip away without a party, so we held a huge celebration that started on Friday 13th with our traditional fair at NPH High School, where our kids showed off their talents with traditional Mexican dances from around the country, as well as poetry and stories recounting Mexico’s fight for Independence.
After this, the children acted out a dazzling dramatical performance “El Grito de Dolores”, where Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla united the Mexicans with hunger for independence in the town of Dolores. The kids performed a work-of-art, transmitting the passion and love for their country to make us feel proud, and giving the audience goosebumps.
On the night of September 15th, all of Mexico celebrated the anniversary of the Independence but on the 16th we had the traditional parade in Cuernavaca where a hundred NPH High School students marched with other students from different schools, accompanied by representatives from Mexico’s military, security and emergency services.
For all our kids, it was an incredible experience and a great opportunity to be part of one of the most important events of the Mexican calendar. There’s nothing else to say but: Viva Mexico! And Viva NPH!
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