|Hola............... just a few photos today. I want you to see how Alamos is preparing for Independence day which is on the 16th.|
September 16th, marks the anniversary of the day the War for Independence from Spain began. The parade will be grand but the real activity begins on the 15th, when the Mayor, on the second story balcony of the Palacio, gives the cry, or grito for independence, at midnight. It is the reenactment of the proclamation of war, given in 1810, by Father Hidalgo, in the state of Guanajuato, that everyone wants to hear.
That is, everyone who can stay up that late and make their way to town to hear it. We have never been and I understand it is a huge crowd that gathers and in order to get near the Palacio you need to be on your way there several hours early. We have always chosen the luxury of staying home and listening to the crowd break out in waves and waves of accelerated whooping and hollering and screaming and yelling and then, boom, the fireworks light up the sky. While we do not get to hear the proclamation, we can hear the aftermath just fine and we also see the fireworks from our casa.
Senor is snoozing, Cookies is snoozing. Time for me to join them.
que le vaya bien! linda lou