3may18-- This Saturday : Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the 5th of May, celebrates the defeat of the French army during the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla) in Mexico on May 5, 1862. It is not to be confused with the country's Independence Day.
p.s. ☺ Labor Day is a federal public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. ❤
27apr18--In Mexico on May 1. Labor Day (Día del Trabajo), also known as May Day (Primero de Mayo), is a public holiday. Mexico’s Labor Day is celebrated as a day off work and school on the first day of May. The event now ends Sunday. > a guess > Monday will see the Zócalo cleared. EnJoy EnJoy
Thanks Neil. I would say more but my last message was removed :-(
Well said Shelley.
does anybody expect half staff events to be pleasant? everybody has the capability of finding the answers to their questions the same as me. I answered the question. EnJoy EnJoy
Capture Sam, please consider the content of your post before adding the inevitable and ubiquitous EnJoy EnJoy !! It seems very inappropriate when commenting on a tragic event. Thank you !!!
22apr18--On the instructions of municipal president Tomás Orea, the Mexican flag of the municipality of Zacatelco, will remain from Friday, April 20 at half staff in a sign of mourning of the unfortunate event surrounding the municipality of Zacatelco. ( two of our police elements, unfortunately lost their lives and one is injured when providing the support to a call to arrest alleged criminals in the matter of illegally-produced hydrocarbons in the municipality of Teolocholco, community of Carmen Aztama.) EnJoy EnJoy
Mexican Law : The Mexican flag will be flown at full staff on : Anniversary of the "Heroic Defense of the Port of Veracruz" (April, the 21st) 1914.
Why are the flags half mast?
International Fair of the Friendly Cultures . From April 14 to 29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feria Internacional de las Culturas Amigas - Zócalo, Mexico City. It’s the tenth anniversary of the International Friendly Cultures Fair, and 4 million people are expected to attend. Along with handicrafts and gastronomy from 86 countries, there’ll be film, music, theater and literature. China is this year’s guest country. EnJoy EnJoy
Carlos Alberto M Machado, interesting , your recent uploaded 'photos' of the flag here. The flag seen in your image is not the massive Banderas Monumentales but a much smaller Mexican flag. Did you search why their flag was flying at half staff on 10 April ? I wonder why too. EnJoy EnJoy
Flag at half mast in 10/04/18. What is going on ?
Maundy Thursday 29th (Jueves Santo) is a bank holiday in Mexico prior to Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Jesus’ last supper is remembered on this day.