THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 206TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF MEXICO WAS HELD ON SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016 IN THE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY IN BUDAPEST
With the participation of more than 600 guests, the Embassy of Mexico held on Thursday, 15th September, 2016 a reception in the Museum of Military History in Budapest, to commemorate the 206th Anniversary of our National Independence.
The members of the governmental, business, cultural, scientific and academic sectors, among others, members of the diplomatic corps, media, just like the Mexican and Latin American Community of Hungary participated in the ceremony.
During an emotional civic ceremony, with the presence of the Deputy State Secretary for Opening to the South, Szilveszter Bus, the Ambassador of Mexico after the ringing of the bell, repeated a shout of patriotism (El Grito Mexicano) based upon the "Grito de Dolores", with the names of the important heroes of the Mexican War of Independence who were there on that very historical moment included, and ending with the threefold shout of ¡Viva México! From the assembled crowd. After the shouting, the bell rang again and she waved the Flag of Mexico to the applause of the crowd, and was followed by the playing and mass singing of the Mexican and Hungarian National Anthems, with a military band from the Hungarian Ministry of Defence playing.
The celebration gave the opportunity to meet the traditions and culture of Mexico, as much as to try the favors of the Mexican cuisine, with the presence of the “Los Caballeros” Mariachi Group.