According to Holiday Insights, Father Miguel Hidalgo was planning a revolt to free the country from Spanish rule, when on Sept. 15, 1810 at 11:00 p.m., Hidalgo rang his church bell to call his parishioners to rally them in a fight from Spanish rule. Today, the holiday is marked by Mexican people repeating the ringing of the bells at 11:00 p.m. on the 15th, followed by a day of celebrations on the 16th.
Below are some ideas to get in on the fun along with a look at what else you need to know today.
1. Today's forecast cloudy skies with a few showers and a high of 72 degrees.
2. Who needs a better excuse than another country's Independence Day to eat come delicious Mexican food? Check out the Patch Business Directory for options to eat out or create your own fiesta at home.
3. Are you a commuter? Keep tabs on local traffic in real-time to choose your best route to the office.4. Do you need to fill up your gas tank when you head out? Use our Mapquest widget to compare the lowest prices in the East Brunswick area.