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Mexican Independence Day 2016 – Top Quotes and 'El Grito de La Independencia' Time and Live Streaming

First Posted: Sep 15, 2016 09:20 AM EDT
Mexico Celebrates Independence Day

Mexico Celebrates Independence Day(Photo : Susana Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Mexican Independence Day

Mexican Independence Day (Photo : Susana Gonzalez/Getty Images)

As Mexico celebrates its Independence Day on Friday Sept. 16, crowds of people will come together to watch the reenactment of el grito de la independencia in Mexico City. Check out some of the top Mexican Independence Day quotes as the day approaches and learn where you can live stream El Grito.

 El Grito in Mexico City

El Grito means “the Cry.” Each year, there is a reenactment in Mexico City of the time when father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of the parish calling Mexicans to rise up against the Spaniards on September 16, 1810.

Mexico’s president comes out in the Zolcalo – Mexico City’s main square – and names all Mexican heroes and finalizes by shouting “Viva Mexico” three times as he stands on a balcony and rings a bell. Watch Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto do the honors this year.

It is not clear how the crowd in Mexico City will react to the president after he signed legislation making same-sex marriage legal in all of Mexico, prompting anti-gay protests and counter protests. Will the crowd show their president some love? Or will he get booed off of the balcony?

Live Stream El Grito

You can LIVE STREAM the annual event on UStream.

Also LIVE STREAM the event at

Mexican Independence Day Quotes

“My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a change to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.” – Pancho Villa

“With a true national spirit of courage, integrity, sacrifice, liberty and independence, I wish you a Happy Independence Day.” – Unknown

“On our beloved nation’s Independence Day, I remember and salute the souls that went down for the national pride.” – Unknown

“Thankful for our soldiers and branches of military as we celebrate our Independence Day. Many of them won’t be home to do the same.” – Unknown

“Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvelous.” – Edward Burnett Tyler

Mexican Independence Day Quotes in Spanish

“Siendo conra los clamores de la naturaleza vender a los hombres, quedan abolidas las leyes.” – Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

“La lengua guarda la pescuezo.” – Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo

“Sin importar el tomano de la cuidado o pueblo en donde los hombres o las mujeres, ellos son finalement el tamano de su obra, del tamano de su voluntad de engrandecer y enriquecer a sus hermanos.” – Ignacio Allende

“Soy siervo de la nacion porque esta asume la mas grande legitima e inviolable de las soberanias.” – José Maria Morelos y Pavon

“Tantos soldados para custodiar una pobre mujer, pero yo con mi sangre les formare un patrimonio a mis hijos.” – Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez

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