The term "Fiestas Patrias", according to Wikipedia, is "a Spanish phrase meaning "Patriotic Holidays" or "National Holidays"." The term is used in Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Guatemala. Wikipedia goes on to state, "Fiestas Patrias in Mexico originated in the 19th century and are observed today as five public holidays." The five public holidays are Aniversario de la Constitucion, Natalicio de Benito Juarez, Dia del Trabajo, Grito de Delores y Aniversario de la Independencia, and the Aniversario de la Revelucion.
¡Vivan los héroes que nos dieron patria!
¡Viva Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez!
¡Viva Aldama y Matamoros!
¡Viva la independencia nacional!
¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!
Aniversario de la Constitucion: This day (English: Anniversary of the Constitution) commemorates the Constitution of 1917, promulgated after the Mexican Revolution on February 5. Article 74 of the Mexican labor law (Ley Federal del Trabajo) provides that the first Monday of February (regardless of date) will be an official holiday in Mexico. This was a modification of the law made in 2005, effective in 2006; before, it was the February 5th regardless of the day.
Natalicio de Benito Juarez: This day (English: Birth of Benito Juarez) commemorates President Benito Juarez's birthday on March 21, 1806. Juarez is popularly regarded as an exemplary politician because of his liberal policies that, among other things, defined the traditionally strict separation of the church and the Mexican state. Article 74 of the Mexican labor law (Ley Federal del Trabajo) provides that the third Monday of march (regardless the date) will be N official holiday of Mexico. As with Constitution Day, the holiday was originally celebrated every year on the same date (March 21), but the federal labor law was modified in 2005 so the holiday is always celebrated on a Monday.
Regardless, I still home to receive a call from the Material Girl any day now so we can get started on my idea! Sorry Madonna if I missed your call, I've been busy practicing for the Fair! Don't be shy to leave a message, I'll call you back!
In closing, it never ceases to amaze me how life has a way of working things out. As many of you following the blog know, I write this posts on my iPhone. The added time it takes to do so, has led to some time management issues and late publishing. Well, problem resolved! I started carpooling and now I have about an hour or so wait after work to write while I wait for my ride. That's a good thing. Starbucks has become my new after work writing workshop! Coffee + iPhone + Wedo = a blog for your reading enjoyment and entertainment. Lucky you!
That's all for this week everyone! See you at the fair! Wedo out!
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