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    Nate: For Mexico’s Independence Day this year there were no big public events in San Miguel. Typically, Independence Day sees this city, the heart of the revolution, filled with people watching parades, listening to music, having fun, and waiting to shout along with El Grito (the Cry of Independence) originally shouted by Father Hidalgo and heralding the start of the Mexican Revolution.

    Instead, the main square was completely blocked off. There were no parades. El Grito did happen, but it was televised and broadcast on social media. It was an unusual day, until… the fireworks.

    After El Grito, there are always fireworks, and this year was no exception. And the fireworks were not just at the Parroquia, but seemingly coming from every church and neighborhood in the city. We watched from our rooftop and could turn in any direction to watch more and more fireworks. And between the booms we could hear people of all ages shouting “Viva!” ...

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