Mexican Flag Day

“Dia de la Bandera” Honored in Cozumel

National Flag Day Celebrated…..


Photo courtesy of Benny Campos

Last Saturday, February 24th, marked the 81st commemoration of the “Dia de la Bandera” or Flag Day.  The national holiday was established by President Lázaro Cárdenas back in 1937.  The holiday was commemorated with various celebrations island-wide.

The manner in which Mexicans honor their flag differs from other countries, including that of the United States.  When the Pledge is recited, it is customary to salute the flag with the raised arm  while speaking. When the flag is being paraded, the arm is held across the chest, palm parallel to the ground.

For more information on the rich history of Mexico’s flag, be sure and check out this video.


Se conmemora el Día de la Bandera en Cozumel

Se celebra el Día de la Bandera. . .

El sábado 24 de febrero se celebró el 81er. aniversario del Día de la Bandera. Este día festivo nacional fue establecido

Photo courtesy of Benny Campos

por el Presidente Lázaro Cárdenas en el año 1937. En la Isla se llevaron a cabo diversas celebraciones.


La forma que los mexicanos celebran a su bandera es distinta a la manera que lo hacen otros países, incluyendo los Estados Unidos. Cuando se promete lealtad a la bandera se acostumbra saludarla levantando el brazo en tanto se expresa el juramento. Cuando se hace desfilar a la bandera, el brazo se sostiene sobre el pecho con la palma en forma paralela al suelo.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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