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Fiestas Patrias

Fiestas Patrias San Antonio is a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration kicks off on September 15, in honor of Mexican Independence Day. It was on this day in 1810 that Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla initiated the fight for freedom as he made a grito (cry), which sparked the beginning of Mexico's battle of Independence from Spain. 

Fiestas Patrias San Antonio 2020
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage was easier than ever with Fiestas Patrias San Antonio 2020 held online for the first time. If you missed the celebration, you can still honor Hispanic Heritage with our Fiestas Patrias San Antonio 2020 Playlist!

About the Diez y Seis de Septiembre Commission
Established by Mayor Nelson Wolff on June 16, 1994, the commission works to promote and understanding of the historical significance of Mexico's Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, the commission produces various cultural events in honor of these traditions. 


  • District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Trevino, Honorary Chairman
  • Mari Sandoval-Ayala, Chairwoman
  • Robert Cuellar
  • Alberto Duran
  • Jeannette Flores 
  • Lourdes Galvan
  • Katy Garza 
  • Belinda Menchaca 
  • Alexia Bautista Aguirre
  • Anita Reyes
  • Connie Rodriguez
  • Robert Romo
  • Lupe Torres
  • Tony Vasquez
  • Gabriel Quintero Valasquez
  • Debbie Racca-Sittre, Executive Director, Department of Arts & Culture

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Friday, June 18, 2021