Mexico has a total of 45 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day, on January 1, is the first day of the year.
Tuesday January 1
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.
Sunday January 6
Candlemas
Candlemas is also known as the Feast of Presentation of the Lord. It is on February 2 every year.
Saturday February 2
Day off for Constitution Day
Mexico’s Constitution Day is celebrated on the first Monday in February to commemorate the Constitution of 1917.
Monday February 4
Constitution Day
Mexico’s Constitution Day is celebrated on the first Monday in February to commemorate the Constitution of 1917.
Tuesday February 5
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day in Mexico is not just for romance – it is also a time to show an appreciation for friends.
Thursday February 14
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.
Sunday February 24
Ash Wednesday
Catholics in Mexico observe Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the Lenten fast that lasts for 40 days (excluding Sundays).
Wednesday March 6
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.
Monday March 18
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 18
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
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.
Thursday March 21
Palm Sunday
Christians in Mexico celebrate Palm Sunday, which honors Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Sunday April 14
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 April 18
Good Friday
Mexicans observe Good Friday as the day Jesus died on the cross about 2000 years ago.
Friday April 19
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 April 20
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is one of the most festive occasions of the year in Mexico – it celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection.
Sunday April 21
Children's Day
Children’s Day is a Mexican observance that honors and appreciates children.
Tuesday April 30
Labor Day / May Day
Mexico’s Labor Day is celebrated as a day off work and school on the first day of May.
Wednesday May 1
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.
Sunday May 5
Mother's Day
Many Mexicans celebrate Mothers’ Day as a festive family event in which mothers are given cards, flowers, and presents.
Friday May 10
Teacher's Day
Teachers’ Appreciation Day is a festive event to honor teachers and other education workers in Mexico.
Wednesday May 15
Ascension Day
Churches in Mexico commemorate the story of Jesus rising to heaven on Ascension Day.
Thursday May 30
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 June 9
Father's Day
Fathers and father figures receive cards, chocolates, and other presents on Fathers’ Day in Mexico.
Sunday June 16
Corpus Christi
Churches throughout Mexico celebrate the Holy Eucharist, or the communion of bread and wine, during Corpus Christi.
Thursday June 20
June Solstice
Friday June 21
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.
Thursday August 15
Shout of Dolores
The day of the Cry of Dolores is an important event leading up to Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations.
Sunday September 15
Independence Day
Mexico’s Independence Day is a nationwide public holiday to celebrate the country’s freedom from Spanish rule.
Monday September 16
September Equinox
Monday September 23
Columbus Day
Columbus Day is celebrated in Mexico in honor of an Italian explorer who came to the Americas during the 15th century.
Saturday October 12
Halloween
Halloween is celebrated in Mexico on the last day of October, the day before All Saints’ Day.
Thursday October 31
All Saints' Day
All Saints’ Day is a religious observance in Mexico on November 1 to remember all the saints in the Catholic Church.
Friday November 1
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.
Saturday November 2
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 18
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.
Wednesday November 20
Christ the King Day
Christ the King Day is a Christian observance that recognizes Jesus’ power and authority in the Christian church.
Sunday November 24
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.
Sunday December 8
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.
Thursday December 12
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Christmas Eve
Most Mexicans celebrate Christmas Eve on December 24 by attending church masses, visiting family and friends, and enjoying special Christmas dinners.
Tuesday December 24
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a public holiday across Mexico to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Wednesday December 25
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.
Saturday December 28
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve, on December 31, is the last day of the year.
Tuesday December 31