FIESTA MEXICO INDEPENDENCE 2012
Saturday, September 8th. Free admission 12:00pm - 9:00pm
On the night of September 15th, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the church bells in Dolores to address the people of the town. In what is known as "El Grito de Dolores", he called on the Mexican people to fight for their independence from Spain. This event ignited the War of Independence across the country, which would lead to Mexico's independence in 1821. This date marks the beginning of modern Mexico.
September 16th - The Day of Independence - is our country's most important national holiday, involving civic, cultural and military ceremonies and celebrations. Every year on September 15th, the "Grito de Independencia" is recreated by Mexican government officials troughout Mexico and in Mexican diplomatic representations around the globe.
During the Mexico Independence Fiesta 2012, our Consul General Angel Villalobos will
re-enact "El Grito", and those attending the event will be able to enjoy a series of live cultural perfprmances, beer garden, Mexican food vendors, play area for children, traditional mariachis as well as a special performance by Mexican pop group "Los Claxons" .
12.00 pm - México Vivo Folklore and Salsa
12.30 pm - Joaquín Ernesto González
13.00 pm - Flamenco Rosario Ancer
13.30 pm - Zumba
14.00 pm - Mariachi Estrella de México
14.30 pm - Ballet Mexcaltitan de Nayarit
15.00 pm - Sangre Morena
15.30 pm - Nahualli Folklore
16.00 pm - Mariachi Estrella de México
17.00 pm - Ballet Mexcaltitan de Nayarit
17.45 pm - Civic Ceremony - Official National anthems of Canada and México. - "Ceremonia del Grito de La Independencia"
Cry of Independence Ceremony.
18.30 pm - YAM
19.00 pm - Mexican Pop Band "Los Claxons"
21.00 pm - Closing
Jack Poole Plaza, New Vancouver Convention Centre 12 PM - FREE ENTRANCE - BEER GARDEN
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3 _ map