This year Mexico will be celebrating 200 years of independence and a dramatic re-enactment of the revolutionary Father Hidalgo’s call to his fellow Mexicans to join the uprising takes place on the night before.  This re-enactment takes place in city halls throughout the country.  Mexican flags are displayed everywhere you go and celebrations continue throughout the night.  On the 16th military parades are held in most cities.  This is a time of great national pride and a celebration of Mexico’s cultural identity.  If you happen to be in Mexico during this time be sure to take part in the celebrations!