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What are the major holidays in Mexico?

There is a fiesta, fair or major happening going on somewhere in Mexico every day of the year. But here is a monthly list of the major dates to mark on your calendar. Those in bold are official national holidays and you’ll find banks, schools, government offices and some businesses shut down on those dates. They may also close for other major local celebrations.Those ítems not bolded are important civic commemorations, religious celebrations and other local events.Those marked with an asterisk (*) change dates from year to year.

Major Holidays in Mexico

Official National Holiday  l  Important civic commemorations, religious celebrations, local events  l   * change dates from year to year

January 1 New Year’s Day
January 6 Three Kings Day
January 17 St. Anthony
First Monday in February Constitution Day
February 12* Mardi Gras
February 13* Ash Wednesday
February 14 Valentine’s Day
February 24 Flag Day
Third Monday in March Birth of Benito Juarez
March 22* Friday of Sorrows
March 24* Palm Sunday
March 29* Good Friday
March 31* Easter Sunday
April 7 Daylight Savings Time begins
April 30 Children’s Day
May 1 Labour Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 10 Mother’s Day
May 15 Teacher’s Day
June 16* Father’s Day
June 24 St. John the Baptist
June 29 St. Peter and St. Paul
July 25 St. James the Great
August 22 Fireman’s Day
September 13 Day of Heros
September 14 Horseman’s Day
September 15 Cry of Independence
September 16 Independence Day
September 28 Public Servant’s Day (Government offices closed)
October 12 Columbus Day
October 27 Daylight Saving Time ends
November 1 All Saints Day
November 2 All Souls Day
November 12 Mailman’s Day
Third Monday in November Revolution Day
December 12 Virgin de Guadalupe
December 16 – 24 Las Posadas (Christmas season festivities)
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25            Christmas Day
December 28 Holy Innocents Day (April Fools)
December 31 New Year’s Eve

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