Everything is ready for ‘El Grito’ in Oaxaca City

Oaxacans will celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day this Saturday, September 15, with the Cry for Independence at the Government Palace and the traditional military parade the following morning.

Last year the city cancelled the events due to the earthquake of September 7, but this year it has been arranged to celebrate the Independence Cry at the Government Palace and reinstall the traditional festival in the Zócalo and Alameda.

According to the General Secretariat of Government, the Cry for Independence ceremony will be headed by Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, in addition to resuming the salutation and the toast offered to the guests.

Due to the contingency that was experienced in the Isthmus region by the earthquake of September 7 last year, the Armed Forces, belonging to the VIII Military Region, had to be displaced to support the rescue and relief work for the victims.

Therefore, the military civic parade was also suspended as a sign of mourning and for those who lost their property during the earthquake. This year the parade will also return to the city.

It was confirmed that a close coordination between the security institutions, federal and state, has deployed the Homeland Security Protocol, in order to generate conditions of peace and social harmony, so that the population can celebrate the holidays safely.

In the eight regions of the state, a festive and peaceful atmosphere prevails, where thousands of Oaxacan families and visitors will be able to enjoy the festivities with a patriotic spirit.

Oaxaca is in peace and calm to honor our National Symbols and remember the struggle of a generation of women and men who built the greatness of Mexico, with honor, sacrifice, and loyalty to the best causes of the Republic.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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