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BENITO JUAREZ BIRTHDAY

When is Benito Juarez Birthday in 2023?

Benito Juarez Birthday in 2023 is on the Monday, 20th of Mar (3/20/2023).

Benito Juarez Birthday is on the 79st day of 2023. There are 286 days left in the year.

Benito Juarez Birthday Facts

  • Date: Mar 20, 2023
  • National
  • Also Called: Natalicio de Benito Juarez
  • Celebrations:
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Benito Juarez' Birthday is celebrated every year in Mexico on 21st March. Benito was one of the most respected leaders of Mexico, a liberalist and a reformist. His birthday is celebrated for his contribution towards establishing the base for modern Mexico.

Benito was born in 1806 and it was in 1847 that he came to power as the governor of his province. During this time, there was unrest in Mexico since the people were concerned about loss of Mexico's territory to America. The people of Mexico urged the government to put an end to the internal as well as external conflicts. The Conservatives and Liberals had different ideologies on how to go about reforming the country. While the Conservatives believed in taking help from European forces and the rule of the Church, the Liberals believed on constitutional reforms, brining in changes in education, the power of the church etc. This led to a conflict between the Liberals and the Conservatives, with Conservatives launching an all out attack against the Liberals. The Liberals were jailed by the Conservatives with Anna coming in power in 1853. However, Benito Juarez managed to escape the Conservatives along with a few other countrymen and settled in New Orleans. It was in 1854 that Anna was defeated and a new constitution came into being, which was formed by the Liberals. The new constitution called for educational reforms and called for more state intervention, limiting the powers of the church.

It was during this time that the Catholic Church established a new constitution of its own and thus, Mexico came to have two constitutions. A Civil War took place in Mexico between 1858 and 1861 which led to the reestablishment of the new constitution by the Liberals. After the end of its own civil war, law and order was restored in the country and Benito became the president of the Mexico. It is because of Benito's excessive contribution to the formation of modern Mexico that he is celebrated as a leader and a visionary.

Benito Juarez' Birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in Mexico. Few political functions happen on this day, apart from that not much public celebration can be seen on this day.

Benito Juarez Birthday Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Mar 21, 2009
  • Benito Juarez's Birthday
  • Mon
  • Mar 15, 2010
  • Benito Juarez's Birthday
  • Mon
  • Mar 21, 2011
  • Benito Juarez's Birthday

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Mexico in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatFeb 05, 2022Feb 05Constitution Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Benito Juarez's Birthday
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2022Apr 14Holy Thursday
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labor Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05Cinco de Mayo
FridayFriSep 16, 2022Sep 16Independence Day
WednesdayWedOct 12, 2022Oct 12Columbus Day
WednesdayWedNov 02, 2022Nov 02All Souls' Day
MondayMonNov 14, 2022Nov 14Revolution Day Memorial
MondayMonDec 12, 2022Dec 12Virgin of Guadalupe
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day