In the cultural and artistic area, IME is promoting programs for Mexican communities abroad, seeking to reassess and strengthen their sense of identity and belonging to our country and the pride in their roots and rich cultural heritage. Through these activities we contribute to their development in host societies, and it serves their need to maintain their ties to Mexico and to transmit the richness of their country of origin to people in their host country and abroad.
On the occasion of the commemoration of the Bicentennial of Independence and the Centennial of the Revolution, IME promotes the Global Mariachi Contest "Sones de Mariachi por el Mundo" open to people of any nationality and the First Global Short Film Competition recorded with cell phone for Mexicans and people of Mexican origin living abroad.
For the Global Mariachi Contest "Sones de Mariachi por el Mundo", click here.
For the First Global Short Film Competition recorded with cell phone, click here.
n 2010, Mexico will commemorate the bicentennial of its Independence movement and the centennial of its Revolution with an extensive program of events. All Mexicans and foreign citizens alike are invited to participate in these events to learn about and reflect on Mexico’s past.
These celebrations are not just about remembering important dates; they are about reviving the values and ideals that shaped our nation.
The goal of the Organizing Committee is to give a modern meaning to our history.
he historical events that we will commemorate in 2010 took place over a very extensive geographical area. For those individuals interested in retracing the military campaigns, here we describe just six of the routes involved: three for the Independence movement and three for the Mexican Revolution. The routes were planned based on the accessibility of the chosen destinations using the federal highway system. Both non-toll roads and toll roads administered by Capufe (the Federal Toll Roads and Bridges Agency) are included.
iddle-class Creoles were obsessed with the idea of independence. But even the rich Creole owners of haciendas and mines did not want to share the wealth of their country with the people of the Spanish nation.
he Mexican Revolution, like any historical event, varied with the passage of time and was complex in its organization and development. It arose as a clearly political protest against the Porfirian regime; but those who participated in it left the imprint of their ideas, interests, and aspirations.
he Mexican flag has changed over the course of the country’s history. When Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared independence in 1810, he carried the standard of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This is considered to be the first Mexican flag. In 1813, the revolutionaries designed a new flag
he Mexican national coat of arms has been part of Mexico’s history for centuries. It depicts a scene from the legend of the foundation of Tenochtitlan.
The legend has it that the Mexicas traveled from Aztlán, present-day Nayarit, in search of a sign from the god Huitzilopochtli telling them where to settle and establish their empire. The sign they were looking for was an eagle devouring a serpent while perched on a flowering nopal cactus on a small island in the middle of a lake. After a long journey, they finally found it in the Valley of Mexico in 1325, where they built the city of Tenochtitlan.
All materials included on this site such as the texts, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data and software are the property of the Bicentennial Office of the Instituto Nacional de Estudios Historicos de las Revoluciones de Mexico and/or the content provider and are protected by Mexican and international copyright laws. By visiting this site, you understand and accept that said legislation guides the conditions of use of the site.