After years of planning, organizing, frenetic anticipation and eventual fiestas, México’s Bicentennial year is officially over today. President Calderon and the Governor of the State of México, Enrique Peña Nieto, officially declared this date as the closure for all Bicentennial celebrations. It was fitting that a ceremony took place in San Cristóbal Ecatepec de Morelos in the state of México, the place where prominent revolutionary leader José María Morelos y Pavón died 195 years ago to date.
As a tribute to México’s milestone 2010 Bicentennial year, I’ve assembled some photos taken during my trip to Mexico City during the festivities in September. I felt honored and privileged to be fortunate enough to share the momentous occasion with so many loving, resilient and patriotic people! Here’s to México’s great past and its promising future ahead! ¡Que viva México!
Here’s a fitting and patriotic timeless song by the great Panamanian singer Rubén Blades. The song is named “Patria”, which means patriotism and transcends all borders and nationalities in its lyrics.