Constitution Day, Dia de la Constitución, celebrated 98 years

This year’s Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución), marked the 98th anniversary of Mexico’s constitution, which was promulgated on February 5, 1917 by Venustiano Carranza. That constitution, which became enforceable May 1 of that year, remains Mexico’s current constitution.

The governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo, attended the celebration in Mexico City at the Theatre of the Republic, which was led by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

The Constitution was inspired by ideals of individual freedom and political democracy, civil liberties and recognized social rights and ensures full national control of the country’s natural resource.

Solidaridad Mayor, Mauricio Escalante Góngora, commemorated the constitution of the United States of Mexico with local celebrations by with a marching band headed by flying of the Mexican flag followed by official emcee, Xel Ha Dehesa Cortés, director of legal affairs.

Dehesa Cortés spoke about the importance of the constitution saying, to “respect and always act according to law and state law, the federal government and the municipal mayor Mauricio headed by Góngora Escalante.”

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