By: Carlina Bogdon
On September 16th, the streets of Mexico were filled with music and parades, parades consisting of almost nothing but their beloved police force. The parade was filled with all the different task forces ranging from k-9 units to snipers fully decked out in camouflage.
Unlike the US, Independence day in Mexico occurs during the school year, resulting in all the kids getting a day off. Throughout the day, cars drive by with flags tucked into the hood of their car.
Once evening fell all the locals headed out to a restaurant to celebrate their freedom, during this time noisemakers were handed out to all those in attendance. At 11 pm sharp, the president of Mexico got on TV and said “!Viva Mexico!” while the whole restaurant shouted VIVA!!