Children and Youth

Hollister parade celebrates Mexican Independence Day

Annual event featured singers, dancers and horsemen

The annual Mexican Independence Day Parade took place Sunday through downtown Hollister. 

The celebration, which began at the San Benito High School parking lot and continued through the historic business district, featured a procession of singers, dancers, horsemen and a couple of Hollister City Council candidates. The parade celebrates the day—September 16, 1810—that started the Mexican War of Independence from Spanish rule. 


Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.