Mérida, Yucatán — Mexico’s Día de la Revolución, or Revolution Day, will bring over 6,000 people — from school children to members of the military — to the streets on Sunday.
The following Monday will be a national holiday. Banks, schools and government offices will be closed.
Events begin with a flag-raising at the Plaza Grande at 7:45 a.m. At 8, the parade winds its way from the Monument to the Homeland, on the Paseo de Montejo, south to 58 and past the Plaza Grande down Calle 62 to conclude at Parque San Juan.
While most of the 80 contingents will be made up of school students, expect also to see the municipal, state and federal police, and the tenth military region. The parade is expected to last two hours and 30 minutes.
The day marks the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, in which dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori was overthrown after 35 years of rule. Officially, the Revolution lasted from 1910 to 1920, radically transforming the country’s culture and politics.