Mexican Independence Parade & Festival
Date: Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Place: UMOS Center - 2701 S. Chase Ave. (Milwaukee, WI)
Time: Parade: Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.
- NEW PARADE ROUTE -
Start on 23rd/24th Oklahoma Avenue
Down Oklahoma Ave to 6th Street
Left on 6th Street
Right on Rosedale
End at the UMOS Center on Chase Avenue.
Festival: Noon - 8:00 pm
Activities: Family fun, Food, Music
Pictures from this year's parade and festival:
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UMOS Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival English Flyer
UMOS Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival Spanish Flyer
Mexican Independence History:
Shortly before dawn on September 15, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla made a monumentous decision that revolutionized the course of Mexican history. Hidalgo, a Catholic priest in the village of Dolores, ordered the arrest of Dolores' native Spaniards. Then Hidalgo rang the church bell as he customarily did to call the Indians to mass. Hidalgo called the Indians and mestizos to retaliate against the hated gachopines, or native Spaniards, who had exploited and oppressed Mexicans for ten generations.
The Mexican Independence Festival features Mexican Music, Clowns, Carnival Rides, Piñatas, Games, Face Painting, Community Resources Exhibit, Information Booths, Crafts, Food, Merchandise, and much more!