¡Viva la Revolucion!

dia de la revolucion

November 20th is Dia de la Revolucion, or Revolution Day, in Mexico and commemorates the beginning of the Mexican revolution to overthrow dictator Porfirio Diaz in the year 1910.  Celebrated heroes of the revolution include Francisco Madero, Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa.  Dia de la Revolucion was formally observed this past Monday when schools and businesses were closed so that everyone could enjoy a three day weekend, although the actual celebration and festivities took place yesterday.  Here in Oaxaca a huge parade complete with marching bands, floats, traditional costumes, dancing and acrobatic performances made it’s way up and down streets throughout the city and firecrackers could be heard going off throughout the day and well into the evening.


2 Responses to “¡Viva la Revolucion!”

  1. 1 Dave November 24, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Hey guys….

    I found a website made by a guy who was a photographer with my dad during the sandanista revolution in nicaragua in the late 1970’s. hes done a lot of travelling in central america and the caribbean. theres lots of photos and i thought it might help you guys get some ideas of stuff to do. check it out at


  2. 2 John December 12, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Man, that Luchador guy is at every protest and parade. :p

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