Today we are going to Muse about the Cry of Sorrows. If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.
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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.
The center plaza is well decorated.
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.
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.
As the evening progressed people enjoyed the music and the antics of several giant puppets.
It was a great evening. We had a good time.
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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