On November 20th 2022, Mexico celebrates its 112th anniversary of the “Día de la revolución”, which translates to “Revolution Day” and is considered as one of the most important days in Mexico’s history. This day marks the beginning of the Mexican Revolution from 1910-1917, which changed its political landscape forever.
The day itself is the anniversary of the call to arms by Francisco I. Madero against the dictator Porfirio Díaz after ruling the country for more than 30 years by proclaiming the “Plan of San Luis”. This is an event still studied in school today and with a huge cultural and political impact. Compared to the Mexican Independence Day, which also holds great significance for Mexico, the Revolution Day is even more than a “día festive”, as it grants a day off school or work. It is usually connected to enormous parades, especially in Mexico City, but also every other city in Mexico.
Regardless of which day the 20th November falls on, the Day of Revolution is always set to be on the third Monday of November, to ensure one of the “long weekends” which were introduced in 2006. It is also tied to the “Buen Fin”, which is a weekend on which retailers and travel companies across the whole Mexico offer discounts and other savings.
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