Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Revolution Day, Monday, 11/18/13

Revolution Day Memorial, Mexico
Mexico, will celebrate Revolution Day this coming Monday, 11/18/13.  November 20th was originally recognized as the date for the holiday, but in 2005 the date of the celebration was changed to the third Monday of November.  The holiday originates from Mexico's 1910 revolution against President Porfirio Diaz.  For more on Revolution Day, see here.

Other Revolution Days:

Revolution Day or the Day of the Revolution refers to public holidays or remembrance days in various country held in commemoration of an important event in the country's history, usually the starting point or a turning point in a revolution that led to significant political change.
  • Egypt, January 25 (2011). Also known as Egyptian Revolution Day. Marks the day of the beginning of the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
  • Libya, February 17 (2011). Marks the day when Jamahiriya security forces first used live ammunition against Benghazi demonstrators, sparking the civil war.
  • Nicaragua, July 19 (1979). Also known as Liberation Day. Marks the day that the FSLN Army defeated the Somoza dictatorships in the Nicaraguan Revolution
  • The Gambia, July 22 (1994)
  • Egypt, July 23 (1952). See Revolution Day (Egypt)
  • Vietnam, August 19 (1945)
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, September 1 (1969). In commemoration of the Green Revolution of Muammar Gaddafi. See Libyan coup d'état of 1969.
  • Mozambique, September 25 (1964)
  • Republic of Macedonia, October 11 (1941). Marks the beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
  • Guatemala, October 20 (1944). One of two Patriotic Days, commemorates a coup d'état led by Francisco Javier Arana and Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán.
  • Bangladesh, November 7 (1975)
  • Soviet Union, November 7 (1917). In commemoration of the October Revolution.
  • Mexico, November 20 (1910)

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