San Benito Lifestyle

Parade marks Mexican Independence Day festivities

Annual parade through downtown Hollister preceded celebratory events at St. Benedict's Church on Sunday
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San Benito County celebrated Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, Sept. 18 with a late-morning parade that started at San Benito High School and winded its way through downtown Hollister.

Independence Day is celebrated annually on Sept. 16, the day Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest, pronounced the revolution that began Mexico's war of independence from Spain.

Festivities on Sunday followed the parade from 1:30-6 p.m. at St. Benedict's Church on Fairview Road, where locals enjoyed music, games, a raffle, Mexican food and more.

BenitoLink photographer Lisa Robinson-Ward captured photos from the parade.

 

BenitoLink Staff