BOISE, Idaho — It is Independence Day week for millions of Hispanic Americans, and that includes nearly 200,000 Idahoans as they celebrate Mexico’s liberation 210 years ago.
Gov. Brad Little, along with other state and local dignitaries, joined the Consul of Mexico in Boise, Ricardo Gerardo-Higuera, for a 3 p.m. ceremony on Tuesday. You can watch in the video in our YouTube player below.
The consulate in downtown Boise is one of 53 Mexican representatives around the country. Each one provides a wide range of services, including visa applications, passports and other important documents for families.
Consul Gerardo-Higuera told KTVB that his message to Idaho’s Hispanic community is one that includes a bright future right here in the Gem State.
"Our message to our Mexican and Spanish community is that there is a good relationship between the Government of Mexico and the US. And remembering our national identity, the greatness of our culture, history and tradition,” he said. “Tomorrow all Mexicans will be saying ‘Long Live Mexico...Viva Mexico!’”
The Mexico Independence Day ceremony at the statehouse started at 3 p.m. Tuesday and was live-streamed on KTVB.COM and on our YouTube channel.
Normally it would be a jam-packed celebration but not this year as there won’t be an audience in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic.