stayed up to watch it. Maybe next year.
I was kind of sad that she wasn´t able to stay up and see the grito, too. It´s very ¨pomp and circumstance¨ and would seem very silly except that it is really rather moving. No matter what we think about the current president (who gets to do the grito), it´s still touching. No matter how many thing we may complain about what may be wrong with this country, it´s a time that all Mexicans get together and boldly claim that this is THEIR country and they´re still proud to be Mexican. Like I said, it´s a bit moving.
And it makes me sad for my country, in a way. Despite our fireworks and Fourth of July barbecues and Star Spangled Banners before sporting events, we have no one big ceremony to bring us all together like that. (Then again, given the US´s rampant patriotism, maybe we don´t need that in the same way that Mexico does.)
So, in the end, I´m happy to be a guest in another country and grateful that I get to see the way that people in other countries get to celebrate being an independent nation, too.