Mexico Navy Day
Mexico Navy Day is held on November 23. This event in the third decade of the month November is annual. Help us
Date established by presidential decree to commemorate the event that would mark the end of a stage and would begin the new history of the Nation.
Every year, the Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico celebrates November 23 as the memorable date on which the newly integrated Mexican Navy managed to make effective the surrender of the Spanish troops who resisted recognizing the Independence of Mexico, which were entrenched for several years in the fortress of San Juan de Ulúa.
The port of Veracruz was the main scene of these events, especially the fortress of Ulúa. On September 28, 1821, one day after Agustín de Iturbide triumphantly entered Mexico City, independence was officially proclaimed. In Veracruz there were still Spanish troops under the command of Brigadier José María Dávila, Governor of the port, who refused to recognize the Independence.