Tue 20 Nov 2012

Mexico Revolution Day

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Revolution Day (Día de la Revolución) of Mexico is celebrated annually on the first Monday of November. The public holiday is observed to mark the anniversary of the beginning of a 1910 revolt that overthrew the dictatorial regime of José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori. The Mexican dictator was toppled one year later, after a 34 year long military rule.

The Revolt was spearheaded by Francisco I. Madero and resulted in a decade long civil war. The Revolution is known as one of the greatest revolts of the 20th century and consequently led to many important sociopolitical changes in Mexican culture.

On this day, many parades, carnivals and civic ceremonies are held all around Mexico. Children wear costumes of a revolutionary flavor in many towns and cities, and the largest parade takes place in Zocalo, Mexico City where many ceremonies and speeches are also conducted.

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