Dia de Los Santos Reyes : January 6th The equivalent to Christmas holiday it is said that the ‘Santos Reyes’ come to bring the kids gifts. The story behind the gifts is that the Three Kings had also brought gifts to baby Jesus, hence why the tradition is still around today in a Catholic Mexico. It is also said that each king was dressed in a different color garment and their names are Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar. Also in similar respects to the Christmas holiday the children must be good the entire year in order to receive the gifts, the gifts are then wrapped and hidden so the children will go find them.
Flag Day : February 24th The day is held on what would be the day The Plan of Iguala was signed, which eventually helped Mexico gain her independence. Mexico’s flag day is simple tradition that is an observance of Mexico’s National Flag. “It’s colors stand for: Green: Hope and Victory White: Purity and Ideals Red: Blood of National Heroes
Mexican Independence Day: September 16th The holiday is celebrated in representation that Mexico received independence from Spain. The day is in remembrance of the actions of hidalgo and the indigenous and Mestizo classes who rose up against the privileged Ciollos Traditional festivities include Mexican food such as pozole, also many Mexicans enjoy to imbibe in tequila and cerveza. An event is held at the National Palace every year with the commemoratory ringing of the bell, the same one which Hidalgo rang after independence.
Dia de Los Muertos: November 1st and 2nd The Day of the Dead is a ceremony that celebrates “the life cycle” the event gives a great emphasis on the idea that those who have passed away have the chance to come back to earth in order to visit their family and friends. The event if truly to celebrate the lives of those who have perished. The holiday is a major even across Mexico and is celebrated with festive artwork, such as the work on the right, and the Skelton is a major symbol used throughout the event. It is common for places to paint their shops for the occasion and children often have the opportunity to have Skelton shaped candy. Traditional alters are usually made for those who have passed. The alters are sometimes lit with candles are are to commemorate the dead.