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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day, on January 1, is the first day of the year.
Monday January 1 National holiday
Day of the Holy Kings
The Day of the Holy Kings is a Christian celebration when children in Mexico receive gifts from the three wise men.
Saturday January 6 Observance
Candlemas
Candlemas is also known as the Feast of Presentation of the Lord. It is on February 2 every year.
Friday February 2 Observance
Constitution Day
Mexico’s Constitution Day is celebrated on the first Monday in February to commemorate the Constitution of 1917.
Monday February 5 National holiday
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day in Mexico is not just for romance – it is also a time to show an appreciation for friends.
Wednesday February 14 Observance
Ash Wednesday
Catholics in Mexico observe Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the Lenten fast that lasts for 40 days (excluding Sundays).
Wednesday February 14 Observance,Christian
Flag Day
Mexico’s Flag Day celebrates the national flag, which features vertical stripes of red, white and green with the national coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe.
Saturday February 24 Observance
Oil Expropriation Day
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.
Sunday March 18 Observance
Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial
Benito Juárez Day (Natalicio de Benito Juárez) is a national holiday in Mexico to honor the birthday of one the country’s greatest presidents.
Monday March 19 National holiday
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial
Benito Juárez Day (Natalicio de Benito Juárez) is a national holiday in Mexico to honor the birthday of one the country’s greatest presidents.
Wednesday March 21 National holiday
Palm Sunday
Christians in Mexico celebrate Palm Sunday, which honors Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Sunday March 25 Observance,Christian
Maundy Thursday
Mexicans observe Maundy Thursday as part of Holy Week (Semana Santa), which commemorates Jesus’ last moments of life, his death, and resurrection.
Thursday March 29 Christian,Common local holiday
Good Friday
Mexicans observe Good Friday as the day Jesus died on the cross about 2000 years ago.
Friday March 30 Christian,Common local holiday
Holy Saturday
Mexicans observe Holy Saturday as part of Holy Week (Semana Santa), which commemorates Jesus’ last moments of life, his death, and resurrection.
Saturday March 31 Observance
Easter Day
Easter Sunday is one of the most festive occasions of the year in Mexico – it celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection.
Sunday April 1 Observance,Christian
Children's Day
Children’s Day is a Mexican observance that honors and appreciates children.
Monday April 30 Observance
Labor Day / May Day
Mexico’s Labor Day is celebrated as a day off work and school on the first day of May.
Tuesday May 1 National holiday
Battle of Puebla
Cinco de Mayo is an annual government and school holiday dedicated to the Mexican army’s victory of the Battle of Puebla.
Saturday May 5 Common local holiday
Mother's Day
Many Mexicans celebrate Mothers’ Day as a festive family event in which mothers are given cards, flowers, and presents.
Thursday May 10 Observance
Ascension Day
Churches in Mexico commemorate the story of Jesus rising to heaven on Ascension Day.
Thursday May 10 Observance
Teacher's Day
Teachers’ Appreciation Day is a festive event to honor teachers and other education workers in Mexico.
Tuesday May 15 Observance
Whit Sunday
Whitsunday is a Christian holiday commemorating the story of the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus’ disciples. It is also known as Pentecost.
Sunday May 20 Observance
Corpus Christi
Churches throughout Mexico celebrate the Holy Eucharist, or the communion of bread and wine, during Corpus Christi.
Thursday May 31 Observance
Father's Day
Fathers and father figures receive cards, chocolates, and other presents on Fathers’ Day in Mexico.
Sunday June 17 Observance
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
Mexican general election
Mexico’s general election is held across the country on the first Sunday of July every sixth year.
Sunday July 1 National holiday
Assumption of Mary
Catholic churches in Mexico celebrate the Assumption of Mary to honor the belief of the Virgin Mary’s departure from earth to heaven.
Wednesday August 15 Observance
Shout of Dolores
The day of the Cry of Dolores is an important event leading up to Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations.
Saturday September 15 Observance
Independence Day
Mexico’s Independence Day is a nationwide public holiday to celebrate the country’s freedom from Spanish rule.
Sunday September 16 National holiday
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
Columbus Day
Columbus Day is celebrated in Mexico in honor of an Italian explorer who came to the Americas during the 15th century.
Friday October 12 Observance
Halloween
Halloween is celebrated in Mexico on the last day of October, the day before All Saints’ Day.
Wednesday October 31 Observance
All Saints' Day
All Saints’ Day is a religious observance in Mexico on November 1 to remember all the saints in the Catholic Church.
Thursday November 1 Observance
All Souls' Day
All Souls’ Day, popularly known as the Day of the Dead, is a bank holiday in Mexico to remember deceased relatives and friends on November 2.
Friday November 2 Observance
Day off for Revolution Day Memorial
Revolution Day is held on the third Monday in November to commemorate the start of the Mexican revolution to overthrow the Porfirio Diaz dictatorship in 1910.
Monday November 19 National holiday
Revolution Day Memorial
Revolution Day is held on the third Monday in November to commemorate the start of the Mexican revolution to overthrow the Porfirio Diaz dictatorship in 1910.
Tuesday November 20 National holiday
Christ the King Day
Christ the King Day is a Christian observance that recognizes Jesus’ power and authority in the Christian church.
Sunday November 25 Observance
Inauguration day
Mexico’s presidential inauguration day is a national holiday, in which a new president is inaugurated on December every 6 years.
Saturday December 1 National holiday
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Catholics in Mexico observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to honor the idea that the Virgin Mary’s conception was pure and faultless.
Saturday December 8 Observance
Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
One of the most celebrated days in the Mexican calendar is the Day of Our Lady Guadalupe, which commemorates the belief that Jesus’ mother appeared in Mexico in 1531.
Wednesday December 12 Christian,Common local holiday
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
Christmas Eve
Most Mexicans celebrate Christmas Eve on December 24 by attending church masses, visiting family and friends, and enjoying special Christmas dinners.
Monday December 24 Observance,Christian
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a public holiday across Mexico to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Tuesday December 25 National holiday,Christian
Day of the Holy Innocents
The Catholic Church in Mexico observes the Day of the Holy Innocents in memory of when male babies in Bethlehem were executed by Herod’s orders.
Friday December 28 Observance
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve, on December 31, is the last day of the year.
Monday December 31 Observance