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Grito de Dolores, ( English: “Cry of Dolores”) battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain, first uttered by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, parish priest of Dolores (now Dolores HidalgoGuanajuato state).  (britannica.com)
In the early hours of September 16, 1810, father Hidalgo, accompanied by several conspirators –Iganacio Allende, Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez-   rang the bell of his little church, calling everyone to fight for liberty.  This was the beginning of the Independence War, which lasted 10 years. (inside-mexico.com)
El Grito, every 16th of September, is the day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. Mexican’s in Sacramento are no different!
Every year the State Capitol turns into a Mexican Fiesta, join us!
“El Grito” at the Capitol West Steps!


Come join thousands of Sacramentans to celebrate Mexican Independence Day on the west side of the State Capitol. 10th street will be closed from L to N to accommodate an even dozen local food trucks and carts, including most of Sacramento’s best. September 15.