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Dia de la Bandera de Mexico, February 24

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 Día de la Bandera de México - 24 de Febrero (33 fotos)

by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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Apatosaurus
by Marion Co-Admin on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:17 PM

 Mexican flags are seen hoisted high in front of offices, government buildings, and some homes on February 24. Thousands of people attend events held across Mexico to honor the flag.

Flag Day is a national observance in Mexico.

Mexicans first celebrated the country’s current flag on February 24, 1937. The design of this flag was used in 1821 and the current flag was officially adopted in 1968. Its colors – red, white, and green – are the national liberation army’s colors.

The emblem in the middle of the flag stems from a legendary story of Aztecs who built their empire on a spot where they found an eagle eating a snake on top of a cactus. It is believed that the incident of the eagle and snake was a sign given by one of their gods and the place where it happened is today’s capital, Mexico City.

 

Apatosaurus
by Marion Co-Admin on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:26 PM

 

        FOOD IN THE COLORS OF THE FLAG!
Apatosaurus
by Marion Co-Admin on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:27 PM

 

Apatosaurus
by Marion Co-Admin on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:29 PM

 

         THE SALUTE!!!

Apatosaurus
by Marion Co-Admin on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:31 PM

 

 

SisSherry
by Sis GroupOwner on Feb. 25, 2014 at 4:37 AM

        Wow !!! Interesting Yesterday was Flag day
         for Mexico then !!!!!!!!!!!

Quoting Apatosaurus:

Cinco de Mayo, a day for everyone to celebrate the Mexican flag, culture, and food!

Cinco deMayo, translated from Spanish for “fifth of May,” is celebrated predominantly in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in Puebla. The main purpose of the holiday is to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride, including their flag.

Cinco de Mayo mexican flag

The holiday is also meant to commemorate the victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. The Battle took place on May 5, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War, when the Mexican army won an unlikely victory over the French forces. The win at the Battle of Puebla was by no means a strategic win over the French; instead, it was a symbolic victory for the Mexican government and strengthened the resistance movement. 

         This Holiday  Is On May 5.
  Soooooooo it's a little of everything then ? Huh
 

 

Apatosaurus
by Marion Co-Admin on Feb. 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I didn't notice it was spelled differently. I never took Spanish in School. So I guess they have 2 holidays like we do. July 4th ans June 14th both to honor our country and flag.  They celebrate a month before our celebration. It is done here in the State and Mexico. Sound like they used the French war to go against their own government. Symbolic!

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