Revolution Day is a Mexican public holiday that commemorates the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in 1910.
The revolution began on November 20, but the celebration is held on the third Monday of November.
In 1876, Porfirio Díaz seized power in Mexico.
He was formally elected president in 1877.
Díaz ruled the country for over three decades.
Although he was an early liberal, Díaz eventually turned into a dictator.
His era is commonly referred to as the Porfiriato.
In 1910, Fransisco I. Madero announced his candidacy for President of Mexico.
To ensure Madero did not win the election, Díaz had him arrested.
However, Madero escaped from prison and issued the Plan of San Luis Potosí, asking the Mexican people to rise up against the regime on November 20, 1910.
This day is regarded as the first day of the Mexican revolution, that lasted for a decade.