HERENCIA HISPANA CELEBRATES MEXICAN FLAG DAY AT ISU
On February 28th, Herencia Hispanic, the Traditional Mexican Folkloric Dance Team traveled to Idaho State University in Pocatello. They were invited by HALO (Hispanic Awareness Leadership Organization) to perform in honor of Dia de La Bandera de Mexico (Mexico Flag Day).
Here is a bit of history about the Mexican Flag.
Every February 24 Mexico celebrates National Flag Day.
The Mexican national flag is a symbol of freedom, justice and citizenship. Its shield and colors represent the origins, principles, courage and struggle of the Mexican nation.
Over the years, different flags have represented Mexico, but the flag that was used in the Declaration of Independence, with some modifications, is the flag that currently represents Mexico.
On February 24, 1935, Benito Ramirez an employee of the Bank of Mexico, organized a guard of honor in tribute to the Flag of Mexico and this practice continued until 1940, when President Lázaro Cárdenas declared that February 24 was officially Flag Day.
From then on, every year Mexicans honor the flag with ceremonies that commemorate the heroes who gave their life for Mexico’s freedom and independence.
Inside-mexico.com. (2018). February 24 Mexican Flag Day | Inside Mexico. [online] Available at: https://www.inside-mexico.com/mexican-flag-day/ [Accessed 3 Mar. 2018].