Celebrate the start of Latinx Heritage Month and honor the independence of Latin American countries through a flag presentation ceremony!
Sunday, September 15, 2019 7pm-9:30pm Urbanovsky Park, Ampitheatre Flint Avenue and 18th Street
Held at Texas Tech since 2010, El Grito honors the legacy of Mexico's declaration of independence from Spain while sharing history and cultures from Latin American countries. It is hosted in conjunction with Most Rev. Placido Rodriguez, C.M.F., Bishop Emeritus of Lubbock. During the ceremony, Bishop Rodriguez will conduct the flag presentation, representing each of the 21 countries that separated from Spain during each declaration of independence. A short story will be narrated to the crowd explaining the meaning of each symbol on the flag and how the country defended itself against Spain. The Mariachi Los Matadores will perform at the event.
El Grito is free and open to the public. Free food and beverages will be available. Rain location will be the TTU Student Union Building