Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Thousands of people lined the streets of Playa del Carmen Monday in participation of Revolution Day.
The national holiday was celebrated across the country with various parades and festivals in celebration of Mexico’s 107th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. In Playa del Carmen, Solidaridad city council reported nearly 4,000 onlookers lined the downtown parade route to watch the 1,300 performers.
Municipal President Cristina Torres Gómez said that there was a significant increase in the number of participants this year, with an additional 25 groups being added to the annual celebration. She stressed the importance of keeping the traditions alive that have marked the history of the country, such as the civic-sporting parade.
“We had a large participation this year that ranged from small children to older adults. All this is part of keeping our tradition alive, the commemoration of November 20 as part of our history as Mexicans, but, above all, of great civic and family coexistence,” she explained.
Events this year included numerous local organizations as well as over 20 private and public schools from all levels.
Revolution Day is an official Mexican government holiday, celebrated annually in Mexico on November 20th, marking the start of what became the Mexican Revolution, which brought the overthrow of liberal Army general Porfirio Díaz after 35 years as president of Mexico (1876-1911).