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Central American countries celebrate Independence Day

Today, September 15 in ordinary times would be seeing grand celebrations and festivities spread across Central America as five countries celebrate their Independence Day.  Covid-19, however, has put a damper on celebrations and the mandatory social distancing has cancelled all gatherings.

Today, September 15 in ordinary times would be seeing grand celebrations and festivities spread across Central America as five countries celebrate their Independence Day.  Covid-19, however, has put a damper on celebrations and the mandatory social distancing has cancelled all gatherings.  Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica all share today’s date as their Independence Day while Mexico celebrates on September 16.   These five Central American countries are celebrating their independence from Spain which they gained in 1821.  The Independence gained by these countries on September 15, 1821 is known as the Commemoration when all parties signed onto the Act of Independence. Their struggle for Independence started in 1810, when Catholic Priest Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla read a speech which signaled the time to fight for Mexico’s Independence from Spain. Hidalgo was later beheaded, and in 1821, Agustín de Iturbide led the independence movement, seized control of Mexico City, and declared independence. This year, Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will stage a performance of the re-enactment of the reading of the speech from the National Palace in Mexico City tonight at 11pm.