Friday, September 14, 2007
All dressed up & ready for September 16th in Santiago~
Flags & banners were apparent all over town in both Monterrey & Santiago in preparation for September 16th which is Mexican Independence Day. The square in front of the 1754 Templo de Santiago Apostol in downtown Santiago, was a riot of activity today with the colorful carnival rides, flags & profusion of sidewalk vendors. Also known as Diez y Seis de Septiembre, this date celebrates when Father Hidalgo made the cry for Mexico's freedom from Spain with his famous Grito de Dolores.
Lauren & Romainian friend Mickie withstood the heat & humidity to view some of the sights & do a little shopping in Santiago & 7 Mile Market. There was a tense moment when I had to back up a narrow alley going the wrong way on a one way street~Viva Mexico, Baby!!!