Día de la Constitución – Constitution Day in Mexico

Costa Maya Mahahual

In 2015 Constitution Day falls on Thursday, and will be celebrated on Monday, February 2. Government offices, Banks, postal services, schools and some businesses will  close Monday in Celebration. Major supermarket chains and deparment stores will be open as usual.

Día de la Constitución, or Mexican Constitution Day, is celebrated on February 5th. The Mexican Constitution was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro by a Constitutional Convention during the Mexican Revolution. It was approved by the Mexican Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917, with Venustiano Carranza serving as the first president under its terms. It is usually recognized with the festivals and street celebrations.

Carranza. Carranza.

The Mexican Revolution of 1910 was a social and cultural movement which brought the beginning of changes in Mexico. The revolution started as a rebellion against President Porfirio Díaz. As the rift between the poor and rich grew under the leadership of General Díaz, the political…

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