Independence Day is an annual holiday celebrated in countries around the world commemorating the anniversary of the nation's independence. Each country has it's own reason to celebrate and many are celebrated similarly under other names such as National Day, Foundation Day, Statehood Day or name the day for their country.
Independence Day celebrates the beginning of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain in 1810. It celebrates the effort that began with Miguel Hidalgo’s cry for independence on September 15th (Celebrated as the Shout of Dolores). Mexico declared independence officially in 1821 and was recognized as independent by Spain in 1836. Independence is celebrated in Mexico as a day for national pride. The flag is flown around the country and the colors of red, white, and green are worn by the people and used as decoration. Public celebrations such as fiestas, parades, and fireworks are common.