Happy Birthday, Mexico! Celebrating Mexico’s Bicentennial

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Father Hidalgo with Our Lady of Guadalupe banner

Today, all of Mexico celebrates its Bicentennial. Most businesses are closed today and tomorrow, and a number of exhibits and commemorative events are taking place from Cabo San Lucas to Ajijic, to Huatulco. Our friends in Guadalajara and Lake Chapala report that Mexico’s small town plazas have been hosting music, dance and processions for many days. Mexican school children are taking part in parades, and it is fiesta time in Mexico. The best Mexican restaurants have prepared unique delicious commemorative menus.

To all our Mexican furniture artisans, friends, suppliers and furniture makers, we say “Thank you, and Feliz Bicentenario!”

On a day like today in 1810, Mexico began fighting for its Independence. At the helm of the movement were Father Miguel Hidalgo and General Ignacio Allende. The struggle would last 11 years, until in 1821 Mexico becomes an independent country.

For us at Gringo Furniture, there’s much to celebrate today. For example, the way Mexico re-awakens us with its colors and designs, its warmth, the kindness of its people. The wonderful friendships we have built with Mexican families, expats living in Mexico, and service-oriented, caring folks. The openness in our minds and hearts that happens every time we visit Mexico. The many opportunities to build, give back and relate … with which Mexico and the Mexican people welcome us time and time again.

Feliz Cumpleanos, Mexico! Que les vaya muuuuy bien.

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