Yesterday by happen chance, I learned that the Mexican Independence Day was going to take place in historical Downtown Hollister, so I jumped on my bicycle and pedaled over. It was a beautiful day for a parade.
Although a short parade, it was quite festive, watching the horsemen and horsewomen, the youngsters, dancers, musicians, and, politicans march their way down San Benito Street. For more photos of the parade, head over to Take 25's album on Facebook.
Today, September 16, is actually Mexican Independence Day. On September 16, 1810, Mexico declared itself free of Spain and hence began the Mexican War of Independence. For a summary of El Grito de Independencia, check out this Wikipedia article.