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Mexico Commemorates Revolution Day

Revolution Day in Mexico is a public holiday.

Revolution Day: November 20

Revolution Day in Mexico is a public holiday.

On November 20, Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its revolution in 1910. Revolution Day is celebrated as a public holiday in Mexico.

History of Revolution Day in Mexico

Novermber 20 is celebrated in Mexico to remember the declaration of a Mexican revolution. The revolution began on this day in 1910 with a plan issued by a revolutionist and writer by the name Francisco Ignacio Madero. Interestingly, this revolution did not have any connection to the French or Spanish occupants of the country. Instead, it was a result of the growing disparity between the rich landowners and the rest of the poor peasants and farmers who contributed to a significant portion of the population of Mexico.

Francisco Ignacio Madero challenged the governance of Jose de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori, who was the country’s ruling President at that time. He wrote an article that was later called the Plan of San Luis Potosi in which he called for all Mexicans to unite and raise arms to denounce the dictatorship of President Porfirio Diaz. This sparked revolutionary thoughts in the minds of the normal Mexican population and ultimately led to a national insurrection.

Mexico’s Revolution Day Traditions, Customs and Activities

Mexico’s Revolution Day is marked by colorful parades and parties that are organized throughout the country. Revolution Day is a great opportunity for the Mexicans to feast and celebrate in a typical Mexican style! All public offices and educational institutions remain closed to honor the day when all Mexicans united to raise arms against and to bring down the authoritarian dictatorship of the then President Porfirio Diaz.

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