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Benito Juárez’ Birthday

Benito Juárez’ Birthday

Benito Juárez’ Birthday (Natalicio de Benito Juárez) is a public holiday in Mexico  to celebrate the birthday of Benito Pablo Juárez García  or Benito Juárez.  Benito Juárez was a lawyer as well as politician who became the President of Mexico for five terms. The birthday of Benito Juárez  was on 21 March 1806, but people in Mexico celebrates Benito Juárez’ Birthday on the 3rd Monday of March every year.


When is Benito Juárez’ Birthday 2014?
Benito Juárez’ Birthday 2014 fell on Monday, 17 March 2014.


The Origin of Benito Juárez’ Birthday
Mexican people consider Benito Juárez as a progressive reformer who brought democracy and equal right of people to Mexico. Benito Juárez was also famous for his anti-clerical view. He thought that Catholic Church have an excessive power which became a defense of national sovereignty in Mexico. During his government, Benito Juárez attempted to separate church and state in public affairs and disenfranchised almost all bishops, priests, and nuns.

The government system run by Benito Juárez was believed to have positive impact for Mexico as a multicultural and multiracial country. He was also meritorious for his effort to reverse the prejudice against indigenous heritage. Thus, the birthday of Benito Ju?rez is observed as a public holiday in Mexico down to date.

Benito Juárez’ Birthday 2014 Celebration
Benito Juárez’ Birthday is commemorated as a public holiday in Mexico, thus many people are granted time off. Anyone required to work during Benito Juárez’ Birthday is usually receive penalty rate of payment, about twice the regular salary.

Schools and businesses are closed during Benito Juárez’ Birthday, yet, some shopping malls, restaurants, and family vacation spot usually continue to operate. People in Mexico use the day to get relax from their busy routines and gather with family. Some others prefer going to certain places of interest in Mexico such as shopping malls, amusement parks, water parks, zoos, and many more.


Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:35 PM by Nicholas Fong


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