September 16 is a major national holiday in Mexico that celebrates the country’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1810.
The day is filled with national pride and is usually marked with colorful parades, live music and food fiestas.
The holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage throughout the world.
Mexican Independence Day is also observed by Mexican embassies and consulates worldwide.
The holiday is important for all Mexicans and people with Mexican roots living outside the country, the Mexican embassy in Warsaw has said.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it has asked the Mexican community in Poland and friends of Mexico to join online celebrations for the holiday.
This year marks the 210th anniversary of the beginning of Mexico's struggle for independence.
The country emerged as an independent nation in 1821.
Source: Mexican Embassy Warsaw