Revolution Day – Mexico

The Day of the Revolution is celebrated annually in Mexico on November 20, the anniversary of the 1910 start of the popular movement which led to the overthrow of dictator Porfirio Diaz after 34 years of military rule but ushered in over a decade of civil war which ultimately led to the promulgation of the constitution in 1917 and the 1920 ascension to the presidency of Álvaro Obregón.

Here is a collection of shots from the parade that day. I sat beside a Mexican lady who mused that she grew up in Mexico   City and that she remembers marching with her school – every year. As today, children from elementary and secondary schools with their marching bands are represented. The schools also add various kinds of theatre/demonstration to the mix. Young, old, abled, disabled are represented in the parade. Social Services (Servicio Social) provided the Grand Finale with the Junior Red Cross, the Children’s Fire Brigade – The Red Dragons (Club Infantil – Dragones Rojos) and last but not least the Street Maintenance Workers sweeping up the remnants of the festivities.

Enjoy the faces of the parade.

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One Response to Revolution Day – Mexico

  1. Rachel says:

    Quite the festival!

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