Mexican Independence Day Parade

When you’re Mexican, you don’t wake up to birds chirping at 6am. You wake up to Rancheras, Cumbias or whatever your mom is cleaning the house to. This past Saturday, like every weekend since I recently moved to Chicago, I woke up to a variety of music. Chente, Sonora Dinamita and even some Ramon Ayala’s “Que Casualidad” one of my favorite songs. This Saturday was somewhat different though. Se escuchaban las matracas, lots of whistles, los tambores, people screaming VIVA MEXICO and even some banda. (Yes, banda will make me dance) I remembered this weekend was Mexican…

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