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Grand Fiesta Americana
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Michelle Richmond

 Mexico is gearing up for its annual Independence Day celebration, also known as “El Grito de Dolores” and we’re getting ready to celebrate in Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach All Inclusive Spa Resort.

Typical Mexican delicacies will be dished up at our Mexican Fiesta at the Sunset Terrace food stations throughout terrace.  Colorful entertainment will include mariachis and musical trios, piñatas and fireworks.

La Joya our Mexican eatery will be offering a special Menu, mariachi music along with the live broadcast of the “Independence Day Ceremony” directly from Mexico City.

 On Sept. 15, 1810 Mexican citizens rose against their Spanish conquerors, kicking off the Mexican War of Independence.  Roman Catholic priest Father Miguel Hidalgo led the charge when he rang the church bell in the town of Dolores Hidalgo and cried out his impassioned, history-making “Grito” (shout) advocating freedom from Spain.

Since 1825, the anniversary of that historic event has been celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.

That “liberty bell,” which now hangs above the main entrance of the National Palace, office of the modern-day Mexican presidents, is rung at 11 p.m. on the eve of September 16 each year by the president of the republic, who shouts a revised rendition of the patriot’s cry: “Que Viva Mexico!”

Be sure to join the memory-making festivities at the two great Fiestas that we have prepared for you.

Viva Mexico!