Mexican Independence Day Festival


Festival Independencia de México 2013.
Saturday September 14, 2013 • 12pm – 8pm

Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 South William St. Newburgh NY

Press release:

Join Hermanos Unidos for its Mexico’s Independence celebration,a day full of tradition and culture to share with the community. Free entry and open to the public, doors open at 12pm.

It’s been over 200 years since Mexico has been independent from Spain. The pride of that feat has not lessened over time. Every year on September 15, hundreds gather together to celebrate the momentous date. In Mexico local mayors and politicians re-enact the famous speech of “Grito de Dolores” followed by dances and civic festivals. Mexicans that live abroad bring their celebration with them. Some people mistake Cinco de Mayo, or May Fifth as Mexico’s Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

This year Hermanos Unidos is hosting this celebration for the second year, featuring Mexican folk dance performances, food from local vendors, traditional and live music from local community groups, for all to enjoy. For more information feel free to contact us.

Hermanos Unidos is a nonprofit organization that has as main goal to help the community of Newburgh regardless of country of origin, race, religion or political preference; that at the same time works to improve the environment of the community.