HAVE A BIG CELEBRATION
Music, food, dancing and a lot of pride will fill the celebrations of Independence Day this weekend, not only for one or two Latin American countries but for eight, many of them will celebrate the independence of the Spanish government on September 15 (Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua), Mexico will celebrate on the 16th and Chile will do the same on the 18th.
Each country has its peculiar way of celebrating, for example in Chile there is a folkloric dance called' La Cueca', which is the representation of the rooster wooed to the hen, that is always part of the celebration, the lyrics of the song have a relationship with the country. There are other folkloric dances called 'Tornados folklóricos', in Chile they take very seriously the festivity of their independence, which is celebrated almost a whole week, ending with "el 18 chico", with enramadas, music, "Chicha" (typical drink) ) and with rich food such as empanadas of meat, cheese and seafood.
In Costa Rica the celebration starts from September 14 with the "Desfile de Faroles", in this celebration the community go out on the night of the 14th with lanterns made at home or bought with a lit candle in the middle and with the reception of the torch of freedom that goes from country to country in Central America. September 15 is celebrated with a civic act in the morning either in the central parks of each city or also in schools and colleges. After the main streets are closed in each city and a parade of bands begins from all schools (primary) and schools (high school), likewise the Ticos adorn their house with patriotic colors (blue, white and red) and with flags of national symbols.
The Guatemalans wear the colors of their national flag, the children rehearse intensely for the imminent parades of drums and elaborate emblems that hang from the schools, those are the typical places and sounds in the previous weeks celebration of the independence celebrations. When the long-awaited day finally arrives, the streets of Guatemala come alive with vibrant parades, melodious marimba music and spectacular visions of the regal uniforms of the members of the bands in procession, to end the events with enthusiastic dances, delicious food and Fireworks.
While in Mexico the festivities begin on the night of September 15, when Mexicans gather at their patriotic celebrations, where patriotic colors, green, white and red, are the special hallmark. Around 11 o'clock at night, local time, the president is expected to come out onto the balcony of the National Palace, located in the center of Mexico City (or any city in the country) to give the traditional Cry of Independence, in the one that remembers the heroes of the fatherland. On September 16, this celebration is honored by means of a parade led by the army, schools and colleges.
We know that the festivities can be varied depending on the country, however there is something that is printed on them that is the love you have for your country and national pride, we have nothing more to wish them Happy celebration of independence, CaribbeanVacays!