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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 21:08 (35 days ago)


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Zihuatanejo is reporting 62 confirmed currently active cases of Covid-19. About half of what was being reported a week ago. So apparently a downward trend continues here as in the rest of Mexico. Petatlán is reporting 6 currently active cases and La Unión 10. Unfortunately I've seen no mention of when vaccinations will resume locally.

Tomorrow is El Grito de la Independencia, and we expect lovely sunny weather for the next few days after several mostly cloudy and rainy days. Perfect for fireworks whose explosions lots of simply don't care for, especially pet owners. Haven't seen any notifications regarding the parade on Thursday morning, but I suspect it will be reduced in size if it's held at all.

The mar de fondo had the seas so high there was no beach at any of our beaches. This also means that sea turtles can't lay their eggs, and those that try usually have their nests ruined and eggs washed away by the waves. On the downtown beach the waves washed up over the walkway. Apart from the mar de fondo, the sea was actually fairly calm in spite of the passing storm. If there had been a tropical storm or hurricane and the waves just a wee tad higher then downtown streets would've been flooded like already happens in Acapulco's main boulevard Costera Miguel Alemán thanks to poor planning and overdevelopment.

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Oops! That's not right. Today was worse than yesterday. Lots of cement, little beach. Miss the beautiful tall palms.
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CampeZIHnos en el Paraíso

by Oeste Hermoso @, Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 22:44 (35 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I have read before about the celebrations starting tomorrow (Wednesday) while Independence Day is Thursday based on Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores). Unfortunately I cannot find the explanation. Could you help, por favor, amigo?:vivamexico:

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 13:20 (34 days ago) @ Oeste Hermoso

I have read before about the celebrations starting tomorrow (Wednesday) while Independence Day is Thursday based on Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores). Unfortunately I cannot find the explanation. Could you help, por favor, amigo?:vivamexico:

Since 1840 celebrations for Día de la Independencia have begun on September 15th and ended on the 16th. Since the mid-19th century church bells were rung and music was played at 11:00 PM on the 15th. This was how the Grito de Independencia aka Grito de Dolores (named for the town where the fight for independence began) was originally celebrated. On the 16th, salvos of artillery were fired and church bells were rung to commemorate the beginning of the fight for independence from Spain by the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo.

Maximiliano de Habsburgo began the tradition of the Grito de Dolores by going to the town of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato and ringing the Campana de Dolores and giving what is now known as the traditional Grito. In 1896 Presidente Porfirio Díaz brought the bell and the Grito to the Zócalo in Ciudad de México.

Not sure when fireworks were added to the celebration, but I'd like to bitchslap the MF whose idea that was. :devil:

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 13:43 (34 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

Muchas gracias

by Oeste Hermoso @, Zihuatanejo, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 15:09 (34 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Always good to know the background to celebrations in my new country.