Shout of Dolores in Mexico
The day of the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores) is a special observance held on September 15, which is closely linked to Independence Day in Mexico.
Celebrate the day of the Cry of Dolores
Also known as the day of the Shout of Dolores, this event is celebrated on the night of September 15, when the Mexican president rings a bell at the National Palace in Mexico City at 11pm. The president then shouts the cry of patriotism, based on the Cry of Dolores, also called the cry of independence. The following day, Independence Day, is a public holiday in Mexico.
The Shout of Dolores is an observance and not a federal public holiday in Mexico.
About the day of the Cry of Dolores
One of Mexico’s greatest heroes Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores, in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Hidalgo was one of the nation’s leaders during the War of Independence in Mexico.
There is no scholarly agreement on Hidalgo’s exact words, but his speech – the cry of Dolores – was made on September 16, 1810 to motivate people to revolt against the Spanish regime. Hidalgo’s army fought against the Spanish soldiers for independence, but he was captured and executed on July 30, 1811. Mexico's independence was not declared until September 28, 1821.
Shout of Dolores Observances
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Quick FactsThe day of the Cry of Dolores is an important event leading up to Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations.
Shout of Dolores 2016Thursday, September 15, 2016
Shout of Dolores 2017Friday, September 15, 2017
Name in other languages
|Shout of Dolores||English|
|Grito de Dolores||Spanish|
|Grito de Dolores||German|
Other holidays in September 2016 in Mexico
- Independence Day – Friday, September 16, 2016