TIJUANA (Border Report) — Every year on the eve of Sept. 16, Mexico’s Independence Day, the mayors in each city reenact the country’s forefathers’ “yell,” the proclamation of independence.
It’s a tradition that dates back 210 years in Mexico.
Residents gather at a plaza to hear it and play along. They also celebrate well into the night with food and drink.
But this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, large gatherings are not allowed forcing the event to take place over a virtual medium.
“There will be the traditional yell, we will celebrate but obviously it will be virtual as we take necessary measures to protect people’s health,” said Tijuana Mayor Arturo Gonzalez.
The mayor said this year he’ll take part from city hall with a small gather of people.