Thursday, January 06 2011 @ 06:25 AM EST Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 13053
The three wise men- 3 Kings' day= Dia de los 3 Reyes Magos.
On January 6th, many cultures,countries and religions (especially Catholics) celebrate The three wise men day (in Spanish: Dia de los 3 Reyes Magos-3 Kings' day),that is the popular celebration,though in the religious sense it's The Epiphany. Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season,the 12 days after Christmas.
Dolores, Hidalgo, Guanajuato-In the first hours of September 16th,1810.
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla,"The Father of the Country" (in Spanish: El Padre de la Patria),who was a brave priest in the small town of Dolores, rang the church's bell for gathering the people in order to raise them up against the Spanish Crown during the third century of Spaniard Domination that was crushing Mexico, this initiated the war of Independence, a cruel, raw and wild war that ended on 1821, when Mexico finally was free of the Spaniard oppresion and achieved its Independence.
Thursday, December 31 2009 @ 10:00 PM EST Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 1563
2009 will end in just a few hours,this is a perfect time for analyzing the way we have lived and especially for thanking all what we have gotten,achieved,learned and especially thanking to God (any God we believe,depending our religion and beliefs) for being lucky of seeing the new year.
"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness), it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government."
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), from the Declaration of Independence
July 4th is more than a celebration that happens in summer,it's the most important Holiday/celebration for Americans living around the world and of course for United States of America.
It's the day USA celebrates its independence from England,it was America's official split from Britain's rule and the beginning of the American Revolution.
United States only had 13 colonies at the time of the signing,in that time England was ruled by King George III,and the major problem between US and England was "Taxation without Representation",the colonists didn't have any opportunity for complaining,they didn't have voice in the decisions of English Parliament,those 13 colonies couldn't negotiate with King George III and he sent extra troops to the colonies to help control any rebellion that could arise due to people's anger,but it took more than a single day and a few hours as it can be just thought,it was a hardworking process fighting for the freedom and independence because the original resolution was introduced by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia on June 7, 1776, and called for the Continental Congress to declare the United States free from British rule.
On June 11, 1776, the colonies' Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia formed a committee for preparing an appropiate document that would formally separate USA from Great Britain,it was the document that we know as the Declaration of Independence,and it was adopted by Congress on July 4th although the resolution that had led to the writing of the Declaration was actually approved two days earlier.The committee included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. The document was written by Jefferson, who was considered an eloquent writer.
But before the Declaration was approved,on April 1775 when King George's troops advanced on Concord, Massachusetts,prompting Paul Revere's midnight ride that sounded the alarm "The British are coming, the British are coming." The battle of Concord,was famous for being the "shot heard round the world",it would mark the unofficial beginning of the American Revolution.
After several changes to the document written by Jefferson,a vote was taken late in the afternoon of July 4th. Of the 13 colonies, 9 voted in favor of the Declaration, 2 - Pennsylvania and South Carolina voted No, Delaware undecided and New York abstained.The next day copies of the Declaration of Independence were distributed.On July 6, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to print the extraordinary document.
The Declaration of Independence has become United States' most important symbol of liberty.
Although the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August, July 4th has been accepted as the official anniversary of United States independence. The first Independence Day celebration took place the following year - July 4 1777.
Fireworks on Independence Day. Foster City, California
Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 02:58 AM EDT Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 2919
Today is Mother's day in Mexico and this Sunday May 11th,2008 will be celebrated in United States.
Describing the love for a mom is a hard task, because moms deserve all the admiration and love we can give them due to all the moments, good/bad situations, sacrifices, sleepless nights and the many circumstances they have faced for each son/daughter, they have worked hard to give their sons all the best,teaching them that hard work and honesty is what matters in life.
The 5th Of May.It commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862.
It's very important to mention and think why it's is a big victory for Mexico: because the Mexican army was weaker in many senses,comparing it with the French army/troops, Mexicans didn't have the weapons the French army had,nor the experience about fighting a fierce-long battle but the Mexican army exhibited great courage and determination to defend themselves against France,fighting a fierce battle and winning against all odds,showing how a small army with not so many options,nor sophisticated weapons can win with order and grouping as a solid army.That is why May 5th is a day of Mexican pride, unity and patriotism.