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    Mexican Independence Day (not cinco de mayo)

    Mexican Independence Day (not cinco de mayo)

    16 September, 1810 holds a very special place in a Mexican’s heart. On this day in the small town of Dolores the “Grito de Dolores” (translated as “Cry of Dolores”) was given, marking the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence, a war that would rage fiercely for the next 11 years. In the year 1500, Spain conquered Mexico and named it New Spain, forcing many of the native Mexicans into slavery. 300 years later…

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