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.


2018 Diez y Seis De Septiembre Calendar of Events (PDF)

2018 Diez y Seis de Septiembre News Release

El Grito San Antonio


Diez y Seis Commission Members

City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño Muria E. Olascoaga Rosas
Honorary Chairman Anita Reyes
Connie Rodriguez
Mari Sandoval-Ayala Robert Romo
Chairwoman Lupe Torres
Tony Vasquez
Robert Cuellar Gabriel Quintero Velasquez
Alberto Duran
Jeanette Flores Debbie Racca-Sittre
Lourdes Galvan Director, Department of Arts & Culture
Katy Garza
Belinda Menchaca

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018