Oil Expropriation Day serves as a national reminder of when Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas proclaimed the expropriation of all mineral and oil reserves in Mexico. In the table below, you will find when Oil Expropriation Day is official marked and celebrated in Mexico over a span of 15 years. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Year Day of the Week Date Name
2010
Thursday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2011
Friday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2012
Sunday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2013
Monday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2014
Tuesday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2015
Wednesday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2016
Friday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2017
Saturday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2018
Sunday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2019
Monday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2020
Wednesday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2021
Thursday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2022
Friday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2023
Saturday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2024
Monday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
2025
Tuesday March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

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