Contrary to what most many Gringos may think, Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated as 16 de Septembre (comparable to the US holiday of July 4), not Cinco de Mayo.
Today I met Manuel Lopez, a charro from the state of Jalisco, Mexico, living and working in Wichita today. He was joining a small, local parade on 21st street to celebrate with other Mexicans their country’s independence from Spain.
It would be hard to celebrate my home country’s independence while living in another country. I know many expats living and working in other countries who have said holidays like Independence Day and Thanksgiving are lonely times.
So, feliz dia de independencia de Mexico, amigos….