On the night of September 15th, on the eve of Mexican Independence, officials lead citizens who gather in town squares throughout Mexico in a call and response that is familiarly known as El Grito — The Cry.
The Cry of Independence first rang out in Dolores, Guanajuato by the catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla on September 16, 1810. Hidalgo, flanked by Ignacio Allende and Juan Aldama encouraged the assembled villagers to revolt against colonial rule.
¡Vivan los héroes que nos dieron patria!
¡Viva Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez!
¡Vivan Aldama y Matamoros!
¡Viva la independencia nacional!
¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!
Long live the heroes that gave us the Fatherland!
Long live Hidalgo!
Long live Morelos!
Long live Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez!
Long live Allende!
Long live Galena and the Bravos!
Long live Aldama and Matamoros!
Long live National Independence!
Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico!