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Official Holiday Coming This Monday

Monday, March 20, 2023, will be a significant day for the people of Mexico as it has been declared an official holiday in honor of the birthday of Benito Juarez. This day is celebrated every year to honor the life and legacy of one of Mexico’s most important leaders.

Benito Juarez was a prominent statesman and lawyer who served as the President of Mexico from 1858 to 1872. He was a champion of democracy, freedom, and equality and is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in Mexican history.

Juarez is known for his efforts to modernize Mexico and to establish a democratic government. He promoted education, religious tolerance, and the separation of church and state. He also worked to end slavery in Mexico and fought against foreign intervention in Mexican affairs.

The real holiday occurs on March 21st, but is celebrated on the nearest Monday.

Every year, Mexicans across the country come together to celebrate Juarez’s life and legacy. There are parades, speeches, and cultural celebrations to honor his contributions to Mexico.

Being an official holiday, employees and students get the day off, or if employees can’t get the day off they must be paid double their usual salary for the day.

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