Greenwich raises Mexican flag in commemoration of country's Independence Day

The town of Greenwich welcomed representatives of the Mexican government on Wednesday to help celebrate that country's independence.

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2020, 2:39 PM

Updated 1,368 days ago

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The town of Greenwich welcomed representatives of the Mexican government on Wednesday to help celebrate that country's independence.
The Mexican flag was raised in a ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall in honor of Mexican Independence Day.
Guests and organizers said they were thrilled to be able to share Mexican culture with the community.
"This is a great honor for the consulate, this invitation to be here, especially to show the people living around [here] the commemoration of Mexican Independence Day and to see the flag waving in this place," said Rita Vargas, Deputy Consul General of the Mexican Consulate.
"I feel it's important to share this date and this culture with a country that's our nearest neighbor, and to introduce it to a lot of people who may not know about it," said organizer Ann Blumensaad.
Mexican Independence Day dates back to Sept. 16, 1810 when Catholic Priest Father Hidalgo made the first cry for independence from Spain.


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