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Mexican Independence Day Celebrations Bring Car Caravans, Fireworks To Downtown

If you are traveling by car over the weekend, plan accordingly in preparation for the car caravans in celebration of the holiday.

Revelers celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a car caravan around Chicago’s Downtown on Sept. 15, 2022.
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LOOP — Honking horns and cheers for Mexico echoed throughout Downtown late Thursday night as hundreds flocked in celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

The holiday, commemorated Friday, is in recognition of the country’s independence from Spain in 1810.

DuSable Lake Shore Drive was packed with cars full of flag-waving revelers Thursday night, and salt trucks blocked off the entrances to some streets in hopes of quelling the celebrations.

Fireworks were set off Downtown throughout the night.

If you are traveling by car this weekend, plan accordingly, as the impromptu parades tend to last for hours.

Check out more photos of the celebrations:

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Revelers celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a car caravan around Downtown on Sept. 15, 2022.
Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Revelers celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a car caravan around Downtown on Sept. 15, 2022.
Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Fireworks can be seen over Millennium Park from the lake as revelers celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a car caravan around Chicago’s Downtown on Sept. 15, 2022.

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