Monday, September 15, 2008

El Grito celebration is tonight!

El Grito
Originally uploaded by CD-13
Come join the El Grito festivities tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Los Angeles City Hall (200 N. Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles)!

El Grito, which translates to "The Cry," celebrates the cry for Mexican Independence from Spain. The annual tradition includes food, fun, and Mexico's President ringing the bell that was originally used by the Mexicans who shouted the cry for independence that started the revolution in the early 1800s. El Grito has also become a Los Angeles tradition, with our city's mayor sounding the chimes of freedom by ringing a bell at a local ceremony.