Tuesday, September 21, 2010

EL GRITO/ El Bicenternario/200 yr Independence

On September 16, 2010 was Mexico's 200th year of independence. We normally celebrate at Douglas and then go downtown for the actual Grito (yelling) part. But this year we decided to bring the Grito to the Jovens (teens) on our property.
We had 2 groups here. They all brought their green, red, and white to wear, which was great. It was a great day making flags and painting them on our faces. We went over to Casa Hogar Douglas and ate a YUMMY buffet dinner. Then we all headed back to our property for a night of fun.
We had virgin Pina coladas whipped up for everyone, we streamed the Mexico City celebration on 3 different televisions in our palapa (hut), But the best part was... THE FIREWORKS. that is right. We bought fireworks and i don't mean little sparklers i mean FIREWORKS. It was awesome.

I captured the Grito at CHD led by one of our jovens, LEO, on video. If you would like to watch it you can by clicking here...