DIEZ y SEIS de Septiembre

On September 16, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a man known as the Father of Mexico’s Independence, initiated the fight for freedom as he made a cry, or grito, which sparked the beginning of Mexico’s battle for independence from Spain. The anniversary of this major event beginning in 1825, is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.

Nearly two centuries later, led by the City of San Antonio’s Diez y Seis de Septiembre Commission, San Antonio continues to celebrate that historic day. The Commission was established by Mayor Wolff on June 16, 1994. Through its vision and leadership, various cultural events, children and senior citizen programs, and educational endeavors take place throughout the month of September. Each event is created to promote an understanding of the historical significance of Mexico’s day of independence.


Diez y Seis Commission Members

City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño Belinda Menchaca
Honorary Chairman Connie Rodriguez
Gabriel Quintero Velasquez
Mari Sandoval-Ayala Anita Reyes
Chairwoman Robert Romo
Lupe Torres
Robert Cuellar Tony Vasquez
Elsa Castillo De Davis
Monica del Arenal Debbie Racca-Sittre
Alberto Duran Director, Department of Arts & Culture
Lordes Galvan
Katy Garza



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