Mexico : 200 years of independence from Spain

Article published on Sept. 16, 2010
Article published on Sept. 16, 2010
Older festivities of the celebration of the Mexican Independence Day Thousands of Mexicans went out to the streets Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary of 200 years of the Independence from Spain, despite the ongoing war against drug cartels affecting Mexican national pride.
Planes formed in the sky the colors of the flag of the country as thousands of residents of Mexico City watched the massive parade in central Reforma Avenue. The procession headed then  in square Zokalo where a fireworks show took place. Hundreds other celebrations were organized in smaller municipalities all over Mexico. Despite the slow recovery from last year's recession, many towns held impressive feasts. Mexico City only, used eight tons of fireworks and local media estimated that the cost of the celebrations reached about 40 million U.S. dollars.

Evi Spanoudaki