Gearing Up For the Grito!
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 style at our award-winning La Joya Restaurant.
Typical Mexican delicacies will be dished up at food stations throughout the restaurant, accompanied by a domestic open bar from 7 p.m. – midnight. Colorful entertainment will include mariachis and musical trios, along with the live broadcast of the “Independence Day Ceremony” directly from Mexico City.
On Sept. 16, 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 La Joya in honor of the momentous occasion. Price is: $700 MXN per person (including tax). For reservations call: visit the Concierge Desk or call: 881-3200 ext 3380 and 4200.