WHAT: Univision presents “La Gran Noche Mexicana,” a special evening of programming to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, featuring live musical performances and guests in Mexico and the United States. The special commemorating the start of the Mexican Independence Battle, one of Mexico’s most important cultural celebrations, airs on September 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT | 7C on Univision.
The evening begins with “Natalia Jiménez: México de mi corazón,” a concert featuring singer Natalia Jiménez and other musical guests performing songs from her latest album. The concert will be followed by “El Grito de Mexico,” broadcasting from Mexico City by “Reina de la Canción” host Alejandra Espinoza and “Enamorándonos” co-host Ana Patricia Gámez, and from San Antonio, Texas by UniMás personality Karina Banda. The show will feature musical performances by Alex Fernández, Belinda, Bronco, Horacio Palencia and Los Angeles Azules.
The celebration continues with “La Fiesta,” presented by renowned TV hosts Galilea Montijo and Inés Gomez-Mont, the special which will feature multiple musical performances, and will also include the special participation of popular TV personalities Faisi, Marc Crosas and Val Martin.
WHEN: Sunday, September 15
Concierto “Natalia Jiménez: México de mi corazón”
8 P.M. ET/PT | 7C
“El Grito de México”
8:55 P.M. ET/PT | 7:55C
11:55 P.M. ET/PT | 10:55C
El Grito de Dolores or “The Battle Cry of Dolores” took place on September 16, 1810, when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a village priest of the town of Dolores, rang the church bell and pleaded with his townspeople to join him in driving the Spanish out of Mexico. This historic speech launched Mexico’s War of Independence against Spain.
The traditional “El Grito” will be the highlight of the popular festivities, and Mexican President Manuel López Obrador will preside over the event by ringing the Hidalgo bell from the central balcony of the National Palace. He will be joined by hundreds of thousands of people gathered in El Zócalo, Mexico City’s main square.