This year Mexico is in for a big celebration, because the year 2010 marks its Bicentennial. Mexico will be commemorating 200 years of Independence and 100 since the Mexican Revolution. If you’ve ever been curious about Mexico in any way, right now is a great time to get to know Mexican History, Biographies of Historical figures, Culture, Geography, folklore, and much more. The Mexican Government and the bicentennial committee have launched some great websites so that everyone can share in the festivities.
Bicentennial Websites can be found both in Spanish & English
ENGLISH SITE: http://english.bicentenario.gob.mx/
SPANISH SITE: http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/bdbic/index.php
Get daily updates on what going on with Bicenternario 2010 events and get your daily historical fact by following on Twitter: @Bicentenario
The bicentennial 2010 YouTube page is : http://www.youtube.com/bicentenariomexico
Follow on FaceBook, each Historical Hero of the Nation has their own FaceBook page:
GET FREE BOOKS ON MEXICO AND IT’S HISTORY IN PDF For at THE BICENTENNIAL DIGITAL LIBRARY
Among the books available : Historia de Mejico, desde sus tiempos mas remotos hasta nuestros dias Tomo I = Historia of Mejico, from the most remote times up to now, Volume I
From the children’s collection “Mexican Child”: Queretaros site and the Hill of Bells
Historical Newspapers also available
I was watching the World Cup Opening Concert, when the camera panned over the crowd, there among the Mexican fans was this guy dressed as Father Miguel Hidalgo! My gosh that was megasuper chido! Go Mexico! Represent my paisanos!
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