Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16th.

It is one of the most significant festivals in Mexico

and is observed by Mexicans and people of Mexican descent everywhere.

Often referred to as "El Grito" or "El Grito de Independencia,

Mexican Independence Day pays homage 

to the battle cry that sparked a revolution in 1810.

The celebration of liberation is a huge fiesta

with colourful parades, parties, and family get-togethers

that include food and fireworks

 much like America's Fourth of July.