Every year on February 5th, Mexico celebrates a significant day in its history – Constitution Day. This day marks the anniversary of the approval of the country’s current Constitution, formally known as the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States. It’s a moment that takes us back to the heart of the Mexican Revolution, to the city of Santiago de Querétaro in the State of Querétaro, where the constitution was meticulously drafted by a constituent convention.
Approved by the Constituent Congress on February 5, 1917, this constitution wasn’t just a new set of laws; it was a pivotal point in Mexico’s journey towards democracy and reform. It succeeded the Constitution of 1857, as well as other earlier versions, reflecting the evolving ideals and aspirations of the Mexican people.
Now, Constitution Day is more than just a historical commemoration; it’s a National Holiday, a day off for many to reflect on their nation’s journey and achievements. And for those who are required to work on this day, there’s a notable benefit – they’re entitled to receive triple their usual salary. It’s a way of acknowledging the importance of this day and the contributions of the workforce to the nation.