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Día de la Bandera / National Flag's day

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[Bandera Nacional (National Flag of Mexico)] 4:7
[National Mexican Flag and Ensign]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001


Bandera Nacional's day

The Bandera Nacional day is defined by the Ley de la Bandera in the article 10 as follows:

Article 10.- February 24 is established as the Flag Day. In this day special TV and radio programs shall be broadcasted, in order to diffuse the the history and meaning of the Flag."

Joseph McMillan and Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 09, 2000.

Flag Day is celebrated on February 24 because on that date in 1821, the Plan de Iguala document was signed in which Mexico was proclaimed as an Independent country.
Marc Junele Hoyos, 03 Mar 1998

Since February 24th, 1937, there are public festivities on the Flag day in front of the monument to the General don Vicente Guerrero, the first mexican military that swore to the flag in the famous hug of Acatempan on March 12, 1821.
Jorge Candeias, 27 Oct 1997, translating from La Bandera Mexicana website (currently not available).

The National Flag Day in Mexico is February 24th, anniversary of the Plan de Iguala signed by Agustin de Iturbide as leader of the Three Guarantees Army.
Santiago Dotor, 29 Dec 1998, translating from

The National Flag Day is celebrated every February 24th since 1937 before the monument to General Vicente Guerrero, the first Mexican soldier to swear allegiance to the flag, during the famous (?) Acatepam "embrace" (=agreement) on March 12th, 1821.
Santiago Dotor, 29 Dec 1998, translating from

Days and places on which the Bandera Nacional shall be hoisted

The last reforms (DOF Jan. 9, 1991, and May 9, 1995) of the "Ley sobre el Escudo, Bandera y el Himno Nacionales" states the dates when the Bandera Nacional shall be hoist on total and half-staff. The dates are the followings:

"Art. 16.- The flag is flown daily at the seats of the powers of the Union [Presidency, Congress, Supreme Court], immigration and customs posts, captaincies of the port, airports, diplomatic and consular posts, and at the Plaza de la Constitucion in the capital.


"Article 18.- In the terms of the Article 15 of this law, the Bandera Nacional shall be hoisted:


"Art. 20.- The national flag is raised at eight o'clock and lowered at eighteen o'clock (6:00 p.m.).

Joseph McMillan, May 09, 2000.