Thursday, January 13, 2011

Volunteer in Mexico & take in some Cultural Events!!

If you've been thinking about volunteering in 2011, consider joining us during or near the time of a cultural celebration!! Check out the list below to find out when our friends in Mexico take time to throw a fiesta :)

**2011 Holidays**

Año Nuevo
New Year’s Day – First day of the year.
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Día de la Constitución
Constitution day – Celebrates the Promulgation of the 1857 and 1917 Constitutions. Observance: First Monday of February.
Monday, 7 February 2011

Natalicio de Benito Juárez
Benito Juárez’s birthday – Commemorates President Benito Juárez’s birthday on March 21, 1806. Observance: Third Monday of March
Monday, 21 March 2011

Día del Trabajo
Labor day – Commemorates the Mexican workers’ union movements.
Sunday, 1 May 2011

Cinco de Mayo
Fifth of May – Celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army, led by Gral. Ignacio Zaragoza against French forces in the city of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. Also widely celebrated in the United States. US “celebration” of this Mexican historical event is largely a result of promotions in the US by liquor, beer, and bars/taverns/clubs/restaurants since the 1980s. For many years Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the US promoted Cinco de Mayo as Mexican Independence Day which is actually September 16. Although Mexican citizens feel very proud of the meaning of Cinco de Mayo, it is not a national holiday in Mexico, but it is an official holiday in the State of Puebla where the mentioned battle took place.
Thursday, 5 May 2011

Día de Independencia
Independence Day – Commemorates the start of the Independence War by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810.
Friday, 16 September 2011

Día de la Revolución
Revolution day – Commemorates the start of the Mexican Revolution by Francisco I. Madero in 1910. Observance: Third Monday of November.
Monday, 21 November 2011

Christmas – Christmas celebration; secular and religious holiday.
Sunday, 25 December 2011