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BENITO JUAREZ BIRTHDAY

Quick Facts : Benito Juarez Birthday

  • Date: Mar 20, 2017
  • 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

Mexico holidays celebrated in year 2017

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sun
  • Jan 01, 2017
  • Sun
  • Feb 05, 2017
  • Thu
  • Apr 13, 2017
  • Fri
  • Apr 14, 2017
  • Mon
  • May 01, 2017
  • Fri
  • May 05, 2017
  • Sat
  • Sep 16, 2017
  • Thu
  • Oct 12, 2017
  • Thu
  • Nov 02, 2017
  • Tue
  • Dec 12, 2017
  • Mon
  • Dec 25, 2017