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Mexican Independence Day

September - 16 - 2024


Celebrates Mexico's declaration of independence from Spain in 1810.

Event Region:


Effected commuinity :

Mexican-Americans, General Public

Origin of Event:

Anniversary of the Grito de Dolores, a call to arms that initiated the war of independence from Spain.

Social and Political Sensitivities:

Mexican heritage, cultural celebration.

Mexican Independence Day
Some ideas to mark

1) Host a cultural celebration with traditional Mexican food and music
2) Educate staff about the history of the day
3) Showcase Mexican art and culture
4) Share stories of Mexican heroes
5) Avoid stereotypical or offensive representations

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