Cry of Dolores


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Cry of Dolores

In the early morning hours of September 16, 1810  Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla  called his people to arms and triggered the Mexican War of Independence.  This call to arms is known as the Grito de Dolores or the cry of sorrows, and is reenacted each year on the Eve of September 15, before Independence Day.

All over Mexico people decorate their homes and buildings with red, white and green ribbons and with flags in celebration.  San Miguel de Allende was one of the first towns to rise up in arms during the Revolution and today it goes all out in celebration.

Putting up the decorations

Putting up the decorations

The center plaza is well decorated.

More flags and Decoration

More flags and Decoration

Independence Day Decoration

Independence Day Decoration

Rosewood Hotel

Rosewood Hotel

This year, as part of the celebration,  it was advertised that on Noche del Grito there would be a Mexican Fiesta at the Rosewood Hotel, a five-star hotel.  Jeanette, our friend Janet, and I decided we would go.

We made our reservations and picked the table at which we wished to be seated.  The concierge said the hotel expected 500 people.  Hmmm!

The Fiesta was to start at 9PM and run to 3AM.

Saturday the 15th we arrived on time.  We never want to be late.  We were escorted to a large event pavilion.

Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta

It was early in the evening and people were just beginning to arrive.  Around the periphery were food stations of great variety:  pozoles, stews, arrechera, pollo, salsas, guacamole, moles, tamales, enchiladas, maiz, desserts and, of course, there were bars.

The service was wonderful.  It appeared to me that each table had a dedicated server that stayed with you during the evening.  Here is ours.

Each table had a dedicated server

Each table had a dedicated server

As the evening progressed people enjoyed the music and the antics of several giant puppets.

Band and Dancing

Band and Dancing

It was a great evening.  We had a good time.

Janet

Janet

Man on the Move

Man on the Move

Party in lavender

Party in lavender

The Fiesta was  done very well, but as much as anything we were impressed with the people.  This was a family event.  Many tables included children, infants to adolescents, and parents and grandparents.  Everyone was well-behaved.  No-one was loud or intoxicated.

Next year we may do  this again.

More to come

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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