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Mexico 2021,
foundations and conquests

It is a set of events that the Chamber of Deputies has organized around the commemoration of five moments of great relevance in the history of Mexico: the 700 years of the Founding of Tenochtitlán and the 500 years of its Conquest, the 200 years of the Consummation of Independence, 100 years since the founding of the SEP, and 40 years since the Inauguration of the Legislative Palace.


The origin:
700 years of the Tenochtitlán Foundation

2021 marks the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Mexica Empire. To commemorate it, in the Chamber of Deputies we are preparing a set of events open to the public.

The encounter:
500 years of the Tenochtitlán Conquest

The historical fall of Tenochtitlán not only represents the beginning of the conquest of Mexico, but the foundation of nationality. This event is an invitation to reflection and exchange of ideas.

The three guarantees:
200 years of the Independence Consummation

One of the events of great historical relevance that is commemorated in 2021 is the entry into Mexico City of the Trigarante Army, under the command of Agustín de Iturbide, representing the triumph of the independence movement.

The promise of a destination:
100 years of the Ministry of Public Education foundation

The foundation of the Ministry of Public Education, in 1921, is a fact that is related to the ideals of José Vasconcelos, who was one of the strongest supporters of giving education in Mexico a federal character. This year we commemorate 100 years of this important event.

40 years of the San Lázaro Legislative Palace foundation

The Legislative Palace of San Lázaro has been the seat of the Chamber of Deputies since 1981, the year in which this building designed by the Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez was inaugurated and which is a symbol of democracy and Mexican plurality.