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SALCC Observes Mexican Day

Mexico is celebrating its independence from Spain; 206 years to be precise on Friday, September 16th 2016.
Several communities will host events to commemorate the anniversary.
The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, which has maintained close ties with the Mexican Embassy, held a Mini-Mexican celebration at the institution.

The Mexican embassy in Castries is the only Mexican representation in Saint Lucia.
Second year student Tiana Foster says that the Spanish course exposes young adults to the culture. Annually the students are brought to a Spanish speaking country in the month of February.

Life was ruthless for Mexico under Spanish rule after it was conquered in 1500.
Many of the natives were forced into slavery.
It was on September 16th, 1810 when a priest decided enough was enough and started a revolt against Spain.
In 1821, Mexico finally defeated Spain. From then on the day is celebrated to remember the struggle for freedom and independence.

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