Sacramento : Councilmember Eric Guerra will join Consul General of Mexico, Lilliana Ferrer at Southside Park to honor the legacy of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla “Padre de la Patria,” this Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.
Mexican Independence Day commemorates the beginning of the revolt against the Spanish regime on September 16, 1810. On this day, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the Mexican resistance leader, made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia), calling for the end of Spanish rule, for racial equality, and for redistribution of land.
This event will also kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, established in 1988 by the United States Congress.
National Hispanic Heritage Month will run from Sept. 15 to October 15, celebrating the significant contributions that Latinos have made to California and the City of Sacramento. Latinos represent 29% of the population in the City of Sacramento, making them the largest ethnic minority group in the city.
“Hosting this year’s ceremony is an immense honor for me. I have the unique privilege to celebrate my heritage while at the same time recognizing the hard work our Latino residents have devoted to our great city,” said Councilmember Guerra.
“El Grito” ceremony will be held at South Side Park Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 9:30 am in front of the Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla bust. We encourage those planning to attend to wear facemask coverings and practice social distancing.
WHO: City of Sacramento Councilmember Eric Guerra
City of Sacramento Councilmember Katie Valenzuela
Mexican Consulate General of Sacramento Lilian Ferrer
WHAT: Recognizing Mexican Independence Day
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at 9:30 am.
WHERE: South Side Park, 2115 6th Sacramento, California, 95818. Distancing and Sacramento County Health Department protocols are required for media and other attendees.