Cinco de Mayo, (May 5 1862) the day the Mexican army won their battle against the French Empire at Puebla. September 16th was and is Mexico’s Independence Day from the Spaniards, celebrations really begin on the 15th. At 11 pm on the 15th of September the President of Mexico rings the bells at the National Palace in Mexico City and recites Miguel Hidalgo’s speech first given in 1810 to rally the people to war, Spain lost ! All’s well that ends well. Chiles en Nogada with wine from Spain, (I know) Solaz Bodegas Osborne, then party like doesn’t matter ¡Salud!