Flag flying days in Mexico
In Article 18 of the
Law on the National Arms, Flag, and Anthem("Ley Sobre El Escudo, la Bandera y el Himno Nacionales") there is a listing of dates that the Mexican flag is flown by all branches of government. Civilians are also encouraged to display the national flag on these days. Many of the dates listed in the law denote significant events and people that shaped of Mexican identity and the course of its History.
The Mexican flag will be flown at full staff on the following days:
On these following days, the national flag is flown at half staff, mostly commemorating the deaths of important heroes. At any time, the
President of Mexicocan issue a decree to have the flag flown at half-staff to honor the death of a person who was a major figure of the Mexican government, Mexican society, the head of state of another nation or a tragic event on a major scale. One example is that on the 19th anniversary of the Mexico Cityearthquake in 1985, President Vicente Foxlowered the flags to half staff to honor the estimated 6,000 people who were killed.ref|quake
Former flag days
There also have been occasions where official flag day notices that been announced in the Official Journal of the Federation, but later revoked. One such case was that
November 1was declared a holiday to hoist the national flag in 1991, but was later removed from the list four years later from another order published in Official Journal of the Federation. ref|nov1
# [http://fotw.vexillum.com/flags/mx_1984.html#1-03-05a Change of Article 18 to add
April 21as a flag day; January 3, 2005] . Retrieved January 10, 2006.
#The precise date varies every year.
The Arizona Daily Star(2005). [http://www.azstarnet.com/dailystar/printSN/39654.php Around the world; September 20, 2004] . Retrieved January 9, 2006.
# [http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/mx_1984.html#1-03-05b Addition of
May 2as a day to fly the Mexican flag at half-staff] . Retrieved January 11, 2006.
#Holiday created on
January 9, 1991in an order published in the Diario Official de la Federación; revoked in an order published May 9, 1995in Diario Official de la Federación.
* [http://www.cddhcu.gob.mx/leyinfo/pdf/213.pdf Ley sobre el escudo, la bandera y el himno nacionales] - Law of the National Arms, Flag and Anthem. In Spanish.
* [http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/mx_1984.html English Text of the Law of the National Arms, Flag and Anthem] - From
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