Nacional Holidaze

Día de la Marina (1 de Junio)
This early summer holiday celebrates the Mexican Navy, which is awesome, mostly because Mexico has a friggin' Navy! Who knew?

Día de la Independencia (16 de Septiembre)
Mexico's true Independence Day is on September 16. Knuckleheads who thought it was the fifth of May should probably invest in an Internet connection.

Consumacio?n de la Independencia (27 de Septiembre)
Even though it sort of sounds like this is the day someone finally banged Mexico's independence, September 27 actually marks the end of the Independence War that started 11 years earlier.

Día de la Revolucio?n (20 de Noviembre)
On November 20, 1910, Francisco I. Madero led the Mexican people in a revolt against evil dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori. On November 20, 1984, PacificSD's new editor-in-chief was born at Scripp's La Jolla - another fairly momentous occasion.

El An?o Nuevo (1 de Enero)
Because the Mayan calendar ended last year (wah, wah, wahhhhhh), or possibly for some other reason, Mexico now celebrates New Year's Eve at exactly the same time we do. Fire up the blender!

Bonus holiday neither country should celebrate:
Día de la Raza (12 de Octubre)
Celebrating Colombus Day, seriously? At least we're not the only ones.

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