Revolution Day (Mexico)

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Day of the Revolution
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Children from the Montessori Kindergarten singing "La Cucaracha"
Official name Día de la Revolución
Observed by Mexico
Type National
Significance Anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution, one of five Fiestas Patrias
Celebrations parades
Date Third Monday of November
Next time 16 November 2015 (2015-11-16)
Frequency annual

Revolution Day is celebrated annually in Mexico on the third Monday of November, marking the start of what became the Mexican Revolution.


The Mexican Revolution brought the overthrow of dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori after 35 years of rule. In 1920 General Álvaro Obregón became the new president.[1][2][3][4][5]


Article 74 of the Mexican labor law (Ley Federal del Trabajo) provides that the third Monday of November (regardless the date) will be the official Day of the Revolution holiday in Mexico. This was a modification of the law made in 2005, effective since 2006; before then, it was November 20 regardless of the day, and all schools gave extended holidays if the day was a Tuesday or Thursday.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Holidays in Mexico - Focus on Mexico". Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Revolution Day - 20 de Noviembre - Día de la Revolución". Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "November 20 Mexico Revolution Day Dia de la Revolución". Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Revolución Mexicana - Días festivos y celebraciones en México" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Talavera Franco, Ramón. "LA REVOLUCION MEXICANA" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2011.