Día de la Revolución- Mexico’s historical celebration

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There were many Mexican rulers who were replaced, but the biggest change came on Día de la Revolución.

Azucena Gomez Mejia, Staff writer

Revolution Day, also known as Día de la Revolución, is a national public holiday celebrated on November 20. It recognizes the revolution that took place in 1910 to get rid of Jose de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori as president of Mexico.

As President, he had actually rigged the election and, during the 34 years he had been the leader of the country, Mexico’s political stability had improved, the economy had grown, industries were established, railroads were built , and investments increased, but it didn’t make any difference to the lives of the majority of the Mexicans. They were still very upset with the government until Francisco I. Madero declared war and Pancho Villa led his men down the hills to join forces. They were able to make an army of thousands and even some Americans were part of it.

The revolutionaries were able to successfully overthrow President Diaz and Madero was elected president in 1911. It was a short lived victory, however, because he was assassinated by his own general, Victoriano Huerta.

Villa continued to lead the army with Venustiano Carranza and Sonora’s Alvaro Obregon. Together, they all fought in a long and costly conflict.

Villa has been remembered with pride and respect by many people in Mexico due because he ledone of the most important military campaigns of the constitutionalist revolution. He was said to be like Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and sharing it with the poor.

Now, every year on November 20, el Día de la Revolución is celebrated with large outdoor events, such as parades and festivals.