Photos by Tom and Nadin Abbott, Reporting San Diego
Sep. 16, 2014 (San Diego) “El Grito de Dolores” signaled the beginning of the war of independence from Spain by Mexico. Every year in every plaza and government building in Mexico the head of the local government comes out at midnight to recreate the act at the church in Dolores, state of Hidalgo.
In the United States, Latin communities maintain that link to the homeland and recreate this event as well. While this Grito may have many familiar aspects to their counterparts in Mexico, such as flags, food, dance, and talk, it also has another aspect to it: resistance.
San Diegans’ celebrated this occasion at Chicano Park on September 15th. For details on the history of this fascinating event celebrating resistance, more photos and video, see the full version of this story at http://reportingsandiego.com/2014/09/16/el-grito-celebrated-at-chicano-park/