Diez y Seis de Septiembre at Mills Elementary

By: ralphbarrera

Sep 16 2009

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Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

 Second graders participate in the Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebration at Joe Dan Mills Elementary school in AISD Wednesday morning by singing, dancing and portraying Mexico’s struggle against Spain with enactments. Diez y Seis de Septiembre, the 16th of September, signals the beginning of Mexico’s battle for independence from Spain. On this day in 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo de Costilla led revolutionary forces against the Spaniards. This national Mexican holiday has been celebrated as Mexico’s Independence Day since 1825.

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


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