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The last 16th of September, Mexico celebrated its 209th Anniversary of Independence. To commemorate the festivity, the Embassy of Mexico to the Eastern Caribbean States organized an official event, with the assistance of the Prime Minister and other government officials, as well as members of the Diplomatic corps, Mexican nationals and friends of the Embassy. 

As part of the celebration, Ambassador Oscar Esparza Vargas re-enacted the Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores), a tradition that celebrates the historic event that marked the beginning of an independence movement in 1810, by the father of the nation, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

As part of the activities for the commemoration of the Anniversary of Independence, the Embassy will hosted an exhibition entitled México, Diversidad Cultural (Mexico, Cultural Diversity), featuring a collection of scenic locations and festivities that have been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites and Intangible Cultural  Heritage. The display includes a variety of photographs of historical architecture and picturesque landscapes, as well as of traditional festivities and cuisine, all which depict the rich cultural and natural heritage of modern Mexico. 

The exhibition was open to the public from the 19th of September to 5th of October, 2019, at the exhibition hall of the Embassy of Mexico in Vigie, Castries. The aforementioned provided an ideal opportunity for Saint Lucians to gain more knowledge and to discover the beauty of Mexico’s diverse culture and history.