History of Mexico
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Throughout the year, Mexico celebrates a variety of holidays. Although the streets may be a bit more crowded during those days, they are also a bit more exciting.
National Holidays in the History of Mexico include the following:
January 1st: Aсo Nuevo or New Year's Day
February 5th: de la Constituciуn or Constitution Day- the day the Mexican Constitution is honored
February 24th: de la Bandera or Flag Day- honors the Mexican Flag
March 21st: de Nacimiento de Benito Juбrez or the birthday of Benito Juбrez, a famous Mexican president and national hero
May 1st: del Trabajo or Labor Day, also referred to as Primero de Mayo
May 5th: Cinco de Mayo- celebrates Mexico's victory over the French in 1862 at Puebla de los Angeles
May 10th: de la Madre or Mother's Day
June 1: Navy Day. One of the most popular celebrate in History of Mexico.
September 16th: de la Independencia or Mexico's Independence Day- celebrates Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain by Miguel Hidalgo.
October 12th: de la Raza or Day of the Race- it commemorates the discovery of Mexico and the Americas by Columbus.
November 1st: de los Muertos or Dнa de Todos Santos- All Saints' Day, a day to honor the dead -
November 20th: de la Revoluciуn or Mexican Revolution Day- honors the Mexican Revolution of 1910
December 25th: de Navidad or Christmas Day - most religious celebrate in the History of Mexico.
Religious Holidays in the History of Mexico include the following:
January 6: de los Santos Reyes- the day Mexicans exchange Christmas presents in accordance with the arrival of the three wise men who gave gifts to Jesus Christ.
January 17: Feast Day of de San Antonio de Abad- religious holiday during which animals enter the church for blessings
February 2: de la Candelaria or Candlemas- celebrated with processions, dancing, bullfights, and blessings
February (various dates): Carnaval- official Mexican holiday before the Catholic lent, celebrated with parades, floats and dancing in the streets
March 19: Dнa de San Josй or St. Joseph’s Day- religious holiday to honor St. Joseph
Semana Santa: holy week ending the 40-day Lenten period, includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday
May 3: de la Santa Cruz or Holy Cross Day - this celebrate is one of the most honored in the History of Mexico.
June 24: Saint John the Baptist Day- celebrates this saint
June 29: Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
December 12- Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe- celebrated with a feast honoring Mexico's patron saint.
December 16: Las Posadas- celebrates the search by Mary and Joseph for
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