The holiday itself commemorates the day, November 20th of 1910, when Madero denounced President Díaz, declared himself president of Mexico and called for a national insurrection. The History of Revolution Day is a proud moment for the Mexican people. For most of Mexico’s developing history, a small group of people were in control of most of the country’s wealth, and power while the majority of the population worked in poverty. This imbalance created a rift between the many poor workers and the rich under the leadership of General Díaz, The people rose up as they felt that their political voice and those of the lower classes was also declining. This Opposition was enough pressure that ultimately gave rise to the Revolution. This holiday celebrates the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. It is celebrated on the third Monday of November.