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Musicians with the band La Voz de Trescientos perform under the covered stage Sunday afternoon September 15, 2013. Fiestas Patrias of Austin celebrated the 35th Annual Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta at Fiesta Gardens Park in east Austin to commemorate Mexico's independence from Spain. The annual celebration featured dancing, music and traditional festival food and drink. 
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Celebrate Diez y Seis in Austin

10:00 am Sep. 8, 2015

In Mexico City, the first signs that Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16) is approaching are restaurant signs announcing the arrival of chiles en nogada. The seasonal stuffed green chile poblano, invented by Puebla nuns, is

Dancers from the Austin High School Ballet Folklorico perform on the floor of the Texas State Capitol rotund during the annual Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebration, sponsored by State Sen. Kirk Watson and State Rep. Eddie, in  2014. 
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Austin celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

10:00 am Sep. 2, 2015

While Mexico celebrates its Independence Day on Sept. 16, several other Latin American countries also celebrate their independence next month. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all have Independence Days on Sept. 15.