20 de Noviembre – Revolution Day in Mexico


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20 de Noviembre – Revolution Day in Mexico
On November 20th, Mexico celebrated the anniversary of its Revolution of 1910 to 1920. On this date, in the year 1910, the war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been in power in Mexico for more than 30 years, from 1876-1911.
Between 1910 and 1920, there were several battles throughout the country. This period also produced the Mexican Constitution of 1917.
November 20th is marked with parades and civic ceremonies throughout the country. In cities and towns throughout Mexico, schoolchildren dressed as revolutionaries participate in local parades.
So today, in La Paz, Monday the 21st will be a government holiday: banks, schools and some businesses will be closed.

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