February 5 – Constitution Day – Día de la Constitución
Celebrates the Promulgation of the 1857 and 1917 Constitutions.
Observance: First Monday of February.
The Constitution of Mexico, formally the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (Spanish: Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is the current constitution of Mexico. It was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro, in the State of Querétaro, by a constitutional convention, during the Mexican Revolution. It was approved by the Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917. It is the successor to the Constitution of 1857, and earlier Mexican constitutions.
Copy of the Original Cover of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States 1917
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Venustiano Carranza Venustiano Carranza de la Garza (29 December 1859 – 21 May 1920)
Día de la Constitución, or Mexican Constitution Day, is celebrated on February 5th. The Mexican Constitution was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro by a Constitutional Convention during the Mexican Revolution. It was approved by the Mexican Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917, with Venustiano Carranza serving as the first president under its terms. It is usually recognized with the festivals and street celebrations.
Holidays observed nationwide. Employees are entitled to a day off with regular pay and schools (public and private) are closed.