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Here in Mexico we celebrate the Independence Day this weekend on September 15th and 16th (the actual day is the 16th, but one day to party os not enough).

So tonight we eat like crazy and drink tequila and mezcal as if the world would end and tomorrow we’ll wake up with the worst hangover ever. But it will worth it! So, everyone outside Mexico who have a Mexican community nearby, go party with them, you’’l not be sorry.

Also, I just found out that September is Hispanic Heritage Month, so be prepared for a LOT of New Spain related posts.

So today I share a little bit of my culture with you all: this is the National Folkloric Ballet dancing the last scene of their show, that is kind of a resume of the entire show with little scenes of dances from the whole country. My favourite one? The girls in white dancing Veracruz son. I totally LOVE it.

Hope you all like it :)

You can see the whole show for their 60th anniversary on 2013 full on YouTube.

My entire grade is doing opinion pieces on if we think we should celebrate Columbus day as a school and as a city. and if not, what should we do.

Now a strong, and logical, argument from Italian Americans is that Columbus day is the only day to celebrate Italian heritage in America. 

But during my research, I found out all of October is Italian Heritage month. so, like, I get they really want their day, but you got the whole fucking month to celebrate your heritage. And not having one day of the month isn’t gonna hurt you. 

Now I can only speak from my perspective, but if you change Columbus day to a day like Indigenous peoples day, there is still technically 31 days of Italian Heritage. Now Columbus landed in the Caribean, and Caribean Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Native American (American Indian) heritage month each have 30 days (June, September 15-October 15, and November respectively), and African-American history month has 29 days at most. Now those are all the groups at the top of my head that were affected by Columbus, all having fewer days than Italian heritage month. Now, I am a bit biased being someone of Puerto Rican descent, but people of Italian heritage shouldn’t really be complaining about losing a day for thing guy.

idk. Just my two cents. And I can completely get if you disagree. So if you do disagree, try to convince me otherwise. If anything, it will help me with my essay. 

Octúbre Day 1- Esquivel! Or Juan García Esquivel. He was a Mexican composer known for his unique, quirky ‘Space Age Bachelor Pad’ style music! He was also a talented pianist starting from a young age. He produced soundtrack quality work which was often used in movies at the time, with a lot of lush and coordinated instrumentation and nonsense sounding vocals. He had a brief resurrection of his music before his death in the 1990s! 

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Feliz dia de la Independencia Dominicana. Que viva mi gente! I found these walking around la zona colonial in SDQ back in November. 

If you know any Dominican people please do wish them a happy independence day. They will love you for it.

Photography by Ruddy Harootian