Sunday, September 16, 2012
Diez y Seis de Septiembre
Saturday afternoon, the 15th of September, chairs and tentlets and a small stage were assembled at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall.
According to the gentleman from the Mexican consulate above, this was part of a global celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which is on the 16th of September rather than Cinco de Mayo which is more of a gringo drinking day than a historically significant date in Mexico.
The consular official encouraged a return later in the evening when there would be entertainment.
On the way back, I ran into my favorite fast food worker from the Financial District above, and he graciously stood for a photo in his Billabong jacket.
Happy birthday, modern Mexico, and a happy birthday to the writer Michael Nava who is currently composing a series of novels about that country and its intersections with the United States, along with its politics, history, religious traditions, and art. It's a very rich stew.