Mexican Independence Day

Happy Mexican Independence Day! 

“Viva México! Viva la Independencia!"

Celebrating 212 years of Mexican independence today!

WOW Closet Colorado is proud to be a Mexican made, owned, and run small business. As a woman owned establishment we feel it is even more important to celebrate Día de la Independencia. Our founder and owner, Nadia Alonso, heavily emphasizes not only the love of Mexican culture but also the respect and celebration of all it stands for - vibrant colors, fun, respect of ancient cultures and ancestors, and a foundation of faith and family. We, the WOW Closet Family, welcome you to join us in this day of beautiful festivity to celebrate freedom and independence that has continued to fan the flame of Mexican pride for over two centuries. 

Brief History

Día de la Independecia de México (Mexican Independence Day) saw it's establishment on September 16, 18 in the small central Mexican village of Dolores. Parish Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla issued the Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores) after an initial plot against the then Spanish government was betrayed and it goes as such:

"My children: a new dispensation comes to us today. Will you receive it? Will you free yourselves? Will you recover the lands stolen three hundred years ago from your forefathers by the hated Spaniards? We must act at once... Will you defend your religion and your rights as true patriots? Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe! Death to bad government! Death to the Gachupines!"

Costilla called for not only freedom and the return of the lands they had lost under 300 years of Spanish rule but also for racial equality among the people.

Though his revolt lasted for just a short time with his untimely execution only 10 months after the Grito de Dolores, Costilla's words and actions resonated all across the country. And not until 11 years later on September 27, 1821 did the revolutionary war sometimes referred to as the Guerra de Independencia de México (Mexican War of Independence) finally come to an end with the complete removal of the Spanish government's rule. Thus, a three century veil of European conquest and rule had finally been lifted. 

Celebrating Independence TodayDía de la Independencia ( Ciudad de México)

Today, Mexico celebrates their independence in the best way possible: fireworks, flowers, and fiestas with amazing food. Festivities begin on the evening of September 15 when the president of Mexico, in Mexico City, stands on the balcony of the National palace, delivering a similar speech to Costilla and giving honor to all those who fought for the country's independence. Whether you be watching on your television or on the streets yourself you will consistently hear the phrases "Viva Mexico" or "Viva la independencia nacional” from the crowds. Charro cowboys and folk dance performers will parade through the streets while all the vibrant colors Mexico has to show and offer line the streets and homes. For anyone, this day is a day to remember. 

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