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Revolution Day celebrated Monday with parade; traffic re-routed

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A parade celebrating the Mexican Revolution will overtake the Centro on Monday. Photo: Sipse

Mérida, Yucatán — For Monday’s huge parade celebrating the 107th anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution, roads will be closed in the Centro.

From the Monumento a la Patria to Parque San Juan, the Paseo de Montejo and Calles 58, 61 and 62 will be closed starting at 6:30 a.m. and not reopening until the parade concludes around 9 a.m.

Nearly 6,000 marchers, many of them students, are organized into 80 contingents who will represent state, federal, municipal police and members of the military.

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. The Revolution lasted from 1910 to 1920, radically transforming the country’s culture and politics.

The day is a national holiday. Banks, schools and government offices will be closed.

The public is asked to take precautions when traveling through the area.

The ceremony will begin at 7:45 a.m. with the raising of the national flag on the Plaza Grande, where the parade will begin. The alternate route for those transiting from north to south is Calle 63 to 57, then on Calle 66 to reach Calle 79.

From south to north, take Calle 60 at 59, to the General Salvador Alvarado stadium, or take Calle 56 to the Prolongación Paseo de Montejo.

Source: Sipse

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