All across Mexico tonight, towns and cities will gather in the community square to witness the reenactment of “El Grito” – the call to arms, the call for independence made by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a local peasant priest, in 1810. This spark eventually led to the uprising that ousted the Spanish from Mexico.
If you want to read more, a good place to start is El Grito on Mexconnect.
Here in Todos Santos, the zocalo is ready to go. The skies are cloudy for the first time since TD Lowell but with luck it won’t rain on the celebration.