Category Archives: Statutory holidays

New Year’s Day – Año Nuevo – Cabo San Lucas

January 1st – New Year’s Day – Año Nuevo – First day of the year.

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Fireworks are lit and champagne glasses are toasted at the stroke of midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. “Feliz Año Nuevo!” is often the first expression that is shared among friends and family on January 1 – it simply means “Happy New Year”.

Meals of celebration that are eaten on New Year’s Eve and reheated on New Year’s Day include: bacalao (dried, salted codfish); buñuelos (fried dough ball dessert); and ponche (fruit punch). It is common for family and friends to get together later during the day to eat the leftovers (recalentado).

New Year’s Day is a statutory holiday: Most workers, public and private, are entitled to take the day off with regular pay.

Fireworks over Médano Beach and Cabo San Lucas Lucas harbor, New Year’s morning 2014.

Fireworks over Médano Beach and Cabo San Lucas Lucas harbor, New Year’s morning 2014.

fireworks-medano-beach-cabo-068Fireworks over Medano Beach and Cabo San Lucas harbor, January 01, 2011
Photos © Copyright Joseph A. Tyson

Christmas (Navidad) in Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos

Christmas (Navidad) in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, BCS, México. The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Christmas Tree at Puerto Paraiso Plaza Cabo

Christmas Tree at Puerto Paraiso Plaza on the Cabo San Lucas marina. Photo: Joseph A. Tyson

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Plaza Mijares, the main plaza in downtown San Jose del Cabo, decorated for Christmas.

More photos from Christmas in San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos.
www.loscabosguide.com/blog/2013/12/christmas-in-san-jose-del-cabo-los-cabos/

Nacimiento or Nativity Scene at the Santuario de Guadalupe, Catholic Church in Cabo San Lucas. Photo: Tyson

Nacimiento or Nativity Scene at the Santuario de Guadalupe, Catholic Church in Cabo San Lucas. The cradle remains empty until the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. Photo: Joseph A. Tyson

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Christmas Tree at Plaza Amelia Wilkes, Cabo San Lucas. Photo: Joseph A. Tyson

A Christmas Posada procession taking place near the Santuario de Guadalupe Catholic Church.

A Christmas Posada procession taking place near the Santuario de Guadalupe Catholic Church. Photo: Joseph A. Tyson

More information here:
About Posadas www.eventsloscabos.com/2013/12/las-posadas-december-16-to-24/
About Santuario de Guadalupe, Catholic Church in Cabo San Lucas.
About Puerto Paraiso Shopping Mall, Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

Venustiano Carranza de la Garza

Venustiano Carranza de la Garza (29 December 1859 – 21 May 1920)  was one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution. He ultimately became President of Mexico following the overthrow of the dictatorial Victoriano Huerta regime in the summer of 1914, and during his administration the current constitution of Mexico was drafted. He was assassinated near the end of his term of office at the behest of a cabal of army generals resentful at his insistence that his successor be a civilian. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venustiano_Carranza

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Image of political leader Venustiano Carranza on the 100 peso Mexican banknote.
Photo: BigStockPhoto.com | WINiki

Gral. Venustiano Carranza, 1st Jefe Constitucionalista. With permission of "The John O. Hardman Collection"

Gral. Venustiano Carranza, 1st Jefe Constitucionalista. Unused postcard, photographer, unknown. With permission of “The John O. Hardman Collection”

Gral. Venustiano Carranza, 1st Jefe Constitucionalista
Born in 1859 as one of fifteen children of a wealthy landowner. Well educated. Entered politics as a municipal president. Later served as a state legislator, federal deputy and state governor under Diaz. Joined with Madero in 1909 to plan an armed rebellion against Diaz. Minister of war in Madero’s provisional government and later interim governor of Coahuila. Elected governor in December 1911. Assumed leadership of the rebellion against Huerta. Named First Chief of the Constitutionalists. Elected president in 1917. Tried to install a candidate favorable to him in the 1920 presidential election. Obregon, who was a candidate for president, rebelled. Carranza tried to flee to Vera Cruz. On May 20. 1920, he was killed as he slept in a small wooden hut in San Antonio Tlaxcalantongo.
Text and photo Source: “The John O. Hardman Collection”

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carranza-venustiano-mexicoVENUSTIANO CARRANZA HAT IN HAND – Source: CIA.gov
www.emersonkent.com/history_notes/venustiano_carranza.htm

Día de la Revolución – Day of the Revolution – 1910

November 20th – Día de la Revolución – Day of the Revolution – 1910. This national (Statuary Holiday) is observed on the Third Monday of November.
The Mexican Revolution 1910 – 1920 – From Dictatorship to Constitutional Republic

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Monument to the 1910 revolution, in the Republic Square Mexico DF

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Monument to the Rrevolution

 The anniversary of the 1910 start of the popular movement (10-year revolution)  which led to the overthrow of dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori after 34 years of military rule but ushered in over a decade of civil war which ultimately led to the promulgation of the nation’s constitution in 1917 and the 1920 ascension to the presidency of General Álvaro Obregón.

November 20 was the original public holiday date for Revolution Day until 2005. A change in Mexico’s labor law instituted that Revolution Day would be a public holiday across the country on the third Monday of November as of 2006.

Photo: Sculptures at the Monument to the Mexican Revolution (Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana). Built in Republic Square in Mexico City in 1936. Photo: BigStockPhoto.com | by demerzel21

The Mexican Revolution in a Nutshell by Emerson Kent
In 1911, Francisco I. Madero overthrew longtime Mexican dictator  Porfirio Díaz. Madero was not able to create stability and was himself ousted by counterrevolutionary general  Victoriano Huerta in 1913. Huerta’s regime only lasted until 1914, when Huerta was exiled. Venustiano Carranza emerged as the new leader, desperately trying to fight all other revolutionaries, i.e.  Francisco Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, off his back.  Carranza was the new Mexican president in 1917 and got himself shot in 1920. Things finally calmed down a bit when  Álvaro Obregón became president in 1920.
Source: www.emersonkent.com/wars_and_battles_in_history/mexican_revolution.htm

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Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata and others at the National Palace in Mexico City – December 6, 1914. With bandaged head to Zapata’s left: Otilio E. Montano. With hand on his belt to Montano’s left: Rodolfo Fierro. Photo: www.emersonkent.com

More photos and info about Pancho Villa
http://www.eventsloscabos.com/2014/01/francisco-pancho-villa/

franciso-madero-stamp-4393-2A stamp dedicated to  Francisco Ignacio Madero Gonzalez a politician, writer and
revolutionary who served as President of Mexico from 1911 to 1913.
Photo circa 1985. bigstockphoto.com | markaumark

francisco-i-madero-portraitFrancisco Ignacio Madero González
(30 de octubre de 1873 – 22 de febrero de 1913)

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_I._Madero

Born in Coahuila on October 30, 1873. Son of a wealthy landowner. Family was devoted to ranching, farming and commerce. Studied commerce and economics in France and agriculture in the U.S. Saw the need to improve conditions in Mexico.

Gral. Venustiano Carranza, 1st Jefe Constitucionalista. With permission of "The John O. Hardman Collection"

Gral. Venustiano Carranza, 1st Jefe Constitucionalista. With permission of “The John O. Hardman Collection”

Gral. Venustiano Carranza, 1st Jefe Constitucionalista
Born in 1859 as one of fifteen children of a wealthy landowner. Well educated. Entered politics as a municipal president. Later served as a state legislator, federal deputy and state governor under Diaz. Joined with Madero in 1909 to plan an armed rebellion against Diaz. Minister of war in Madero’s provisional government and later interim governor of Coahuila. Elected governor in December 1911. Assumed leadership of the rebellion against Huerta. Named First Chief of the Constitutionalists. Elected president in 1917. Tried to install a candidate favorable to him in the 1920 presidential election. Obregon, who was a candidate for president, rebelled. Carranza tried to flee to Vera Cruz. On May 20. 1920, he was killed as he slept in a small wooden hut in San Antonio Tlaxcalantongo.
Text and Photo Source: “The John O. Hardman Collection”

Día de la Independencia, Mexico Independence Day

September 16 – Mexico Independence Day  –  Día de la Independencia – México.

Mexico Independence Day Lights at Night

Lights at Night to celebrate Mexico Independence Day (Día de la Independencia).  Photo: BigStockPhoto.com /  cascoly

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Commemorates the start of the Independence War by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810.
México Independence Day is a Statutory holiday and is observed nationwide. Employees are entitled to a day off with regular pay and schools (public and private) are closed.

Image of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla on 10 Pesos 1975 Banknote from Mexico. Priest and leader of the Mexican war of independence. Also known as ”father of the nation”.
Photo: BigStockPhoto.com / Candyman


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The image of Miguel Hidalgo appears on the Mexican One Thousand Peso bill. The Father of the Independence of 1810.  Photo: BigStockPhoto.com / natspel

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The Angel of Independence officially known as a victory column located on a roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City on a Sunday.
Photo: BigStockPhoto.com / Moreno Novello,

 

Statutory holiday:
Most workers, public and private, are entitled to take the day off with regular pay.