Orlando’s Mexican Consulate Celebrates Independence Day with Style.

Mexican independence day Orlando 2022. Mexicans know how to have fun and the Mexican Consulate in Orlando demonstrated this on September 18, when it held an event for compatriots who live in the greater area of ​​the City Beautiful.

They gathered in the gardens of the Consulate on Technology Dr. to commemorate the 212th anniversary of Mexico’s independence. The event was attended by the mayor of Apopka, Bryan Nelson; the mayor of Kissimmee, Olga González; District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz; among others.

“Guadalajara, Guadalajara” is playing in the background…  the Mexican independence Orlando 2022 celebration officially, started!

But, first, let’s eat some Tacos!

The food stands and food trucks were jamming. It was possible to taste typical traditional Mexican food, tacos al pastor, carnitas and flavored waters, jamaica, horchata, and tamarindo. Everyone is in the mood for some delicious Mexican snacks.

There was the presence of folk dance, inflatable castles, and ss for the brands, the airline Volaris had its stand to help sponsor the event.

As we were walking around with burritos and Tacos in our hands, we had the honor to meet the composer Mary Morín, and composer Cuitla. They were super cool. We enjoyed their classical mariachi, interpreting the traditional repertoire of the celebration such as “México Lindo y Querido”, and other endearing songs for the Mexican community.

“Being a Mexican music composer of the nineties, of pop, I didn’t know if people were going to respond as if they were remembering those songs that I composed for different artists, but it turns out that yes. I saw everyone following the songs. At first, I felt strange, but the people here in Orlando were very nice, super affectionate with us, everyone applauding and taking photos with us,” said Mary Morín.

Mexican independence Orlando 2022

Mexican independence Orlando 2022

Those attending the great event were able to see the great efforts made by the Consulate to bring celebrities such as the singer and actress Lorena Herrera.

Among other celebrities, were Alberto Aguilar, (who played Vicente Fernández); Raúl León, who doubles Marco Antonio Solis “El Buki”. Also, together with the band Los de Guerrero, Los Rivales de Tierra Caliente, and DJ-Max. 

The event began with a speech by Sister Ann, from the Hope CommUnity Center, showing support for Mexican migrants residing in the United States.

When it was time to play the Mexican national anthem, all those present joined in singing it and making the respective salute to the flag. On the screen, we could appreciate of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who gave the traditional Shout in the National Palace, located in Mexico City. It was a playback since the actual Shout was celebrated on the 15th in Mexico, but here it was celebrated on the 18th.  The reason it was celebrated, later on, is so families in Orlando could attend this celebration.

To end the civic ceremony, the Consul of Mexico in Orlando, Juan Sabines Guerrero, gave the Shout, giving way to the Mexican and Hispanic communities to celebrate.

 

“The greatest privilege is to represent the Mexican people, defend their rights, and at the same time represent the Government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Foreign Ministry headed by Marcelo Ebrard.  The Foreign Minister recently visited us, and was here for the Mexican community; implementing new public policies, also discovering that deep racism exists in many places, but also the great nobility of the American people, who, when they understand reality, show solidarity; especially the amount of agricultural work that there is here, that comes with a visa to all the fields and that thanks to them they feed this country ”, commented the Consul.

In this sense, Isabel Aguilera de Sabines, promoter of Mexican culture and wife of the Consul of Mexico in Orlando explained that:

The work is very hard for the Mexicans here, but it is how we can transmit all that affection and gratitude from the Mexican authorities, the President, and the Foreign Minister, but we also have to unite the entire Hispanic community. I think there are very similar experiences, and if the entire Latino and Hispanic community unite great things can be achieved.

Moreover, the mayor of Puerto Rico also said some powerful words in the representation of the Hispanics here.

Unity is always much better than division, we are equal and Hispanic-American culture is so rich, the accents, the language, the artists, who sing, who dance, who paint.  There is a great amount of art and culture, and the truth is that I am very happy and grateful to be here and congratulations on your work too.”

Mexican independence 2022

 

In the meantime… Immers3d Magazine editorial team was also celebrating Mexico’s Independence day but in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

A different celebration, more traditional, and nothing like the Mexican independence day in Orlando 2022.

If you want to travel to Mexico, September is the time! We promise!

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