HOLA! Welcome to our Cozumel Travel Guide where we talk about different topics on interest for those Cozumel travel enthusiasts. We touch on different topics from great Cozumel Tours, Cozumel Travel Tips and some times even a little historical information to bring you an even greater understanding and appreciation for the Mexican Culture. So this time around on our Cozumel Travel Tips we are going to educate everyone a little bit about 2 of the most important Mexican Holidays. Both have already past for the year but they are important and believe me if you know the difference between the two and know the history behind them then you will definitely feel closer to your friends in Cozumel.
The Difference between September 16 and November 20 in Mexican History
I have spoken with A LOT of Cozumel Travelers and sometimes things can be confusing especially since sometimes travel coincides with holidays that you are not accustomed or are foreign to you as a non citizen and traveler. A lot of people tend to confuse September 15 and November 20 in Mexico! Well, if you are aware of the Mexican history, you will understand that these are two different days with great significance.
Mexican Independence Day!
September 16 represents Mexican Independence Day. It is extremely famous for the Cry of Dolores. This was when the Mexican war of Independence began by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. The event was triggered by Costilla (a Roman Catholic priest) and its anniversary was celebrated since October 1825. So, what did Costilla do? How did Mexico attain independence?
Father of His Country!
Mexican independence is a strategic revolt against the strong Spanish government. This was when Costilla and few other criollos pulled together a clean plan against the ruling government. Though the former royal officer (Augustin de Iturbide) played a major role in achieving independence, the credit was given to Hidalgo. He was recognized as the “Father of his Country”. As Mexico received independence on September 16, no one clearly knows what the “Father of his Country” said. However, history declares this as a very important speech that can move your hearts and minds. Moving on, September 16 has mythical importance too. That is why the day is celebrated with bells and shouts.
On the other hand, November 20 in Mexico is the revolution Day. It is a public holiday that introduced bank holidays and long weekends in 2006. The revolution day marks the anniversary of the commencement of the 1910 to 1917 revolution. It is especially dedicated to the call of Francisco I’s arms! The event signifies how Madero unseated the powerful Porfirio Diaz, who rule for nearly three long decades.
It is quite impressive to note that November 20 is known for its controversies and criticisms. There have being plenty of disagreements on how significant the day is. Most of these views are strongly influenced by critical political views. The day has not being seen as the same thing for many years. Unfortunately, the failure and success of these arguments are yet to be understood and settled.
Here is a quick overview through one of the most famous statements of disagreement:
Some people questions if the birth of an independent nation is extremely important after three hundred years of stern colonial rule. After all, the 1910-1917 Rule resulted in a much more complex situation – The Promulgation of the 1917 Constitution.
So with that we hope that you will have a great understanding and appreciation for all your friends in Cozumel. Make sure to come visit us at Discover Mexico for the best Cozumel Cultural Tours and experiences!