My husband used to travel to Guadalajara for business, and last year he was there for a week in the middle of September. When he called me the night of the 15th, he laughed that work had ended early that afternoon, and the entire town was involved in celebrating Independence Day, with partying in the streets, drinking lots of tequila and cerveza, eating great foods, and dancing to the various mariachi bands. He said he was going to be careful, but he was headed out to join the party and I don't blame him!
Why is the celebration on the 16th?
El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule.
Read more at: http://www.inside-mexico.com/featureindep.htm
The USA has always been a country of immigrants. Each new wave from different countries has been met with cynicism and hostility, with the long-time residents positive that this new culture won't be able to blend well or contribute much to our society. Yet time after time, their fears have been proven wrong. The Hispanic people living here are no exception.
And if you want to see a movie that celebrates the Mexican people, that makes you cheer for them as the good guys, and be glad you understand enough Spanish to know what they were really saying, instead of what the sub-titles showed, rent the movie Machete, directed by Robert Rodriguez, who says that as a young boy growing up in the USA, he wondered why he never saw anyone like his family in the movies. He now makes the movies he wanted to see. It's got some violence in it, but to me it's a "feel-good" movie that makes me cheer for the good-guys at the end!
And the books in my series, The Reyes Family Romances, are about the romances had by the various people in a large, multi-generational family. Each book is stand-alone, but the characters in previous books make appearances, because this is a family that loves and supports each other.
Click on the links above to read about the books, read excerpts and reviews, and find out where to buy them, or to download the book I put up as a free read on Smashwords. Bienvenida a nuestro familia!
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