How the 16th of September represents a "moment of hope" for Mexico

Mexico is a great place to be on September 16th, Mexican Independence Day.

The Fiesta holiday celebrates Mexico's declaration of independence from Spain in 1810.

It's a national holiday with lots of cultural celebrations, including colourful parades and mariachi concerts.

There's also plenty of food, including Sabrosa food.

On October 16th, 1810, a brave priest in the village of Dolores rang his church bell.

Delivering a powerful speech that started the War of Independence from Spain.

Even the President of Mexico participates in the ringing of the bell on TV the night before the big celebration.

The bell has been ringing for over 200 years.

Those unfamiliar with the celebration may draw parallels to the United States Declaration of Independence.

They are comparable in that each country rebelled against European rule, but that is about it.