Today we celebrate a day of freedom, justice and nationality. February 24th  is the day of one of the most beloved national symbols by Mexicans; The Mexican Flag.
Its symbol and its colors represent the origin, principle, value and struggle of the Mexican People.. Throughout time, different flags have represented Mexico, but the one used in the Declaration of Independence, with some changes, is the that we currently have.
The true meaning of our flag is in its colors, and it was created in 1821 when Agustín de Iturbide was inspired to represent the guarantees that the Mexican People would have when declaring the Independence of Mexico.
The green color means independence and hope. It represents the movement of independence and separation from Spain. Later it became a representation of hope.
The white color represents Catholicism and unity. The vertical white stripe of the center represents the purity of the Mexican faith. Then its meaning changed to represent unity.
The color red represents unity and spilled blood. Initially it represented the unity of the Spanish European people and the Spanish people of North America. Later he went on to represent the blood shed by the revolutionaries of independence.
Our shield goes back to the legend of the foundation of the Great Tenochtitlan. The Mexica traveled from Aztlán, now Nayarit, looking for the sign that Huitzilopochtli had given them to settle and found their empire: an eagle perched on a flowering cactus, devouring a snake. Since then it has been taken as a shield and its narration is transmitted by generations to date.
Currently the Mexican flag is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world, winning awards worldwide.
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Today is a great day to spend the day Downtown and visit “El Centro Histórico”. Visit the National Palace  “Palacio Nacional” (on February 24 there is a parade in honor of the flag), walk through the Zócalo; visit Templo Mayor, walk down the streets to Bellas Artes and El Palacio de Iturbide and eat at a traditional restaurant downtown, “La Ópera” or “Danubio” these are excellent options, or if you want something quick and delicious tacos in “Los Cocuyos”  Can´t miss. Finish your day at “Zinco” with a little Jazz and rest in our delicious spaces designed for you at The Local Way.
For more on our local recommendations please contact our concierge.
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La Ópera: barlaopera.com
Av. 5 de Mayo No.10, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000, CDMX.
Tel: 01 55 5512 8959
República de Uruguay No.3, Centro Histórico, 06000 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX.
Tel: 01 55 5521 0976
Los Cocuyos:
7ᵃ̵ Calle de Bolívar 54-56, Centro Histórico, 06000 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX.
Zinco Jazz: zincojazz.com
Calle de Motolinia No.20, Centro Histórico, 06010 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX.
Tel: 01 55 5512 3369

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