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 November 18
Next time 18 November 2014 (2014-11-18)
Frequency annual

The Day of the Revolution (in Spanish, “Día de la Revolución”) is celebrated annually in Mexico on November 20, the anniversary of the 1910 start of the popular movement which led to the Mexican Revolution.


The November 20 spark of the Mexican Revolution brought the overthrow of dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori after 34 years of military rule. It also began over a decade of civil war, which ultimately led to the promulgation of the nation’s constitution in 1917. 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.

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  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.