About the Flag on the background.
In case you didn't notice, there
is was a Mexican flag on the background. This is not related to anything else than the Mexico's independence celebrated on September 16. (9/15/2009)
"Cinco de Mayo is a joyful day in Mexican history and an important milestone in the history of freedom. On May 5, 1862, an outnumbered band of Mexican soldiers defeated a large European power against overwhelming odds at the Battle of Puebla. Emboldened by victory and yearning for independence, Mexican patriots ultimately won independence in 1867. Today, we remember these heroic accomplishments and all those working to advance peace and liberty around the globe.."
- George W Bush (White House, 05/05/08)
Most of the people believes that May 5th is the Mexican independence day, but that is incorrect. The Mexican War of Independence (from 1810 to 1821) was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonial authorities. It started on the night of 15 September 1810, when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared war against the colonial government on the late night of 15 September 1810, in what has become known as the Grito de Dolores; meaning "The yell of Dolores".
I don't think that most of the dates from the Mexican independence are correct as there is not a precise records of events in Mexico. Most of the "facts" that are written for the Mexican history comes from rumors, gossips and "I will write about what I think that happens". Anyway, All Mexicans celebrates September 16th as the Independence day, because there is no exact date when the independence was reached.
On September 16, 2010 Mexico celebrates 200 years of freedom ...
I don't see where are the 200 years of independence.
Happy independence day Mexico!
Thanks Felipe Calderón, president of the Mexican Unites States.