In photos: Mexico celebrates Independence day with fireworks and music – The Indian Express

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Every year on September 16, Mexico celebrates its Independence Day as a grand festival with music, fireworks, car rallies and more. In this photo, kids gesture during a gathering of Lowrider car enthusiasts who cruised through the streets of Mexico City as part of the celebrations. (Reuters)

The festivities are kicked off a day before with the Mexican President standing on the balcony of the National Palace and shouting ‘¡Viva México!’ thrice. Here, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives the annual independence shout to kick off the Independence Day celebrations from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City on Sept. 15, 2022. (AP)

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his wife Beatriz Gutierrez Muller wave during the ceremony of the ‘Cry of Independence’, to mark Mexico’s Independence from Spain, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico September 15, 2022. (Reuters)

This was accompanies by a fireworks display, which revellers are seen enjoying at Mexico City’s main square the Zocalo on Sept. 15, 2022.(AP)

The celebrations are attended by thousands of people, both from tourists and citizens. (AP)

Music shows are organised across the country as a part of the celebrations. In this photo, members of the Mexican norteno band “Los Tigres del Norte” perform at Mexico City’s main square the Zocalo. (AP)

Another common sight: A man wears a sombrero, a broad-rimmed straw hat worn mainly in Mexico, during the Independence Day celebrations at Mexico City’s main square the Zocalo. (AP)

The celebrations aren’t limited to Mexico. In the US, Marcela Celorio, Consul General of the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles delivers the famous cry: “Viva Mexico!” the annual independence shout, to kick off Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations on the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles, on Sept. 15, 2022. (AP)

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