Quizlet: Celebrations Vocab.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Spanish I: Hoy es el dia de independencia de Mexico
Every year, the current president of Mexico comes out of the Zocalo (the government building in the middle of Mexico City) and recites the GRITO. Grito means "call" or "shout." The grito is what the people shouted through the streets after they had won the war where they gained their independence from Spain. In the grito, the president, Enrique Pena Nieto, names of all the people who were important in their fight for independence. After each person's name, the crowd shouts "viva!" which means "long live." Below is the video from last night when the grito took place.