Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Benito Juárez

Did you know that Bryant Park is home to a monument honoring Benito Juárez, Mexico's first president of Indian descent? The statue was a gift to New York City by the State of Oaxaca. Each year on March 21st, a group from the Mexican Consulate gathers at the park to honor the anniversary of their past president's birthday with a short ceremony and a floral display.

Happy Birthday Señor Juárez!

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