Last week, Mexico celebrated 209 years of independence from Spain, but it wasn’t the only country to celebrate! Honduras El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua also celebrate their independence this month. On September 15, 1821 the Act of Independence of the General Captaincy of Guatemala was signed, declaring the independence or independence of the current Mexican state of Chiapas, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Meanwhile, the leaders of New Spain, including today’s Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, met to discuss what was going to happen. The Torch leaves Guatemala and travels to Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. A year after the treaty was signed, these former Spanish colonies joined Mexico, and then signed their independence from Mexico in 1823. Mexico, for example, wanted to annex part of the territory on the grounds that if it remained an independent country, it could not repel possible attacks from Spain. A representative celebration of the united struggle for independence is the Torch of Freedom or the torch of freedom. At first, the French Revolution and the independence of the United States from England gave rise to the idea that change was possible. Each country celebrates its independence with parades or parades, flag ceremonies and celebrations. Rich Spaniards and Catholic clergy living in New Spain feared that Napoleon would change the order of things in the region. Student athletes and athletes carry the torch from city to city to Costa Rica. This tradition began in 1959 and is in honor of the men and women who fought for independence. After the signing of the Treaty of Akta or the Treaty of Independence, there were many disagreements about what to do. On September 16, 1810, priest Miguel Hidalgo rang the church bells of the city of Dolores and called his people to fight. You can read more about this in the article I wrote about Mexico’s request for independence.