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"El Grito" Celebration

UTEP's Student Engagement Leadership Center invites students, faculty and staff to celebrate "El Grito."

The commemoration of the Mexican cry for independence, originally called “Grito de Dolores” and now commonly known as “El Grito,” is held annually in remembrance of the Mexican War of Independence that started Sept. 16, 1810.

Special guests include Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de León, Cónsul General de México en El Paso, and a special presentation by Escolta y Banda de Guerra del Instituto Tecnológico de Cuidad Juárez.

The ceremony will close with a performance by the Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas.

Free handheld Mexican flags will be passed out before the ceremony to the first 150 attendees, and refreshments will be available.

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Union Building, Breezeway