Sunday, June 01, 2008

Mexico Navy Day - June 1st

Buque Mary Galante en Salagua 1989

The day is held on the 1 June and is a national holiday which has been recognised every year since 1942. It relates to 1 June 1917 when article 32 of the Constitution of the United Mexican States was applied for the first time. The article states that any vessel flying the Mexican flag must be crewed by seamen who are Mexican by birth and thus it is a celebration of national pride and identity. The day is marked throughout the country with special events taking place in many of the sea ports including Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel on the Sierra Madre del Sur. Events include navy ceremonies in the harbours followed by traditional singing and dancing

Manzanillo Navy Day - Día de la Marina


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