Mexican Revolution Day 2023: origin, meaning and why it is celebrated on November 20

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Last Monday, November 20, 2023, Mexican Revolution Day is commemorated, so we share with you what you need to know about this important date in history.

This 2023, the Mexican Revolution commemorates its 113th anniversary, so we share a little more about its origin and what you should know about this important date in the history of Mexico.

Let us remember that the Mexican Revolution was an armed conflict, which began in 1910, as a consequence of the discontent of the population towards the dictatorship that Porfirio Díaz exercised at that time, which led to a civil war, which would end up radically transforming the political and social structures of the country.

Among the causes of this movement, the social inequality that existed at that time stood out, since wealth was only concentrated in a few people, there was also no political freedom, which caused democracy to almost completely disappear.

Furthermore, the large haciendas belonged to a few owners, while the majority of Mexicans died of hunger and also lacked education to be able to get ahead and cultivate themselves in another way.

Why is November 20th commemorated?

It should be noted that the beginning of this event occurred when Francisco I. Madero proclaimed the Plan of San Luis on November 20, 1910, calling on Mexicans to take up arms against the government of Porfirio Díaz, who had been in the power for 36 years. That is why it is currently commemorated on this date. Years later, the government established it as a national day of rest, with the purpose of remembering this important date.

Achievements of the Mexican Revolution

Resignation of Porfirio Díaz

Promulgation of a new constitution in 1917

Nationalization of soil and subsoil

Agrarian reform

Reform to the public education law

Oil nationalization

Improvement of the employment situation of workers

Creation of unionism

Distribution of the large estates among the peasantry

Source: AS