Fiesta Mexico Independence 2012
Saturday, September 8th. Free admission 12:00pm – 9:00pm
On the night of September 15th, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the church bells in Dolores to address the people of the town. In what is known as “El Grito de Dolores”, he called on the Mexican people to fight for their independence from Spain. This event ignited the War of Independence across the country, which would lead to Mexico’s independence in 1821. This date marks the beginning of modern Mexico.
September 16th – The Day of Independence – is our country’s most important national holiday, involving civic, cultural and military ceremonies and celebrations. Every year on September 15th, the “Grito de Independencia” is recreated by Mexican government officials troughout Mexico and in Mexican diplomatic representations around the globe.
During the Mexico Independence Fiesta 2012, Consul General Angel Villalobos will re-enact “El Grito”, and those attending the event will be able to enjoy a series of live cultural perfprmances, beer garden, Mexican food vendors, play area for children, traditional mariachis as well as a special performance by Mexican pop group “Los Claxons”.
12.00 pm – MÃ©xico Vivo Folklore and Salsa
12.30 pm – JoaquÃn Ernesto GonzÃ¡lez
13.00 pm – Flamenco Rosario Ancer
13.30 pm – Zumba
14.00 pm – Mariachi Estrella de MÃ©xico
14.30 pm – Ballet Mexcaltitan de Nayarit
15.00 pm – Sangre Morena
15.30 pm – Nahualli Folklore
16.00 pm – Mariachi Estrella de MÃ©xico
17.00 pm – Ballet Mexcaltitan de Nayarit
17.45 pm – Civic Ceremony – Official National anthems of Canada and MÃ©xico. – “Ceremonia del Grito de La Independencia”
Cry of Independence Ceremony.
18.30 pm – YAM
19.00 pm – Mexican Pop Band “Los Claxons”
21.00 pm – Closing
Free Admission! MexicoFest
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3
For more information, please visit: http://www.mexicofest.ca