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Holidays & Observances in Mexico

Mexico is a Spanish-speaking country in Central America. There are many factors that have contributed to its diverse culture, starting with its rich history of indigenous civilizations. Mexico was dominated by intelligent and innovative civilizations for thousands of years before it was taken over by colonial powers. Some of the unique indigenous culture still remains, mixed together with European culture brought to Mexico by the Spanish. This mixture is very evident in many of Mexico’s holidays, which mix Roman Catholic traditions with indigenous ones. The most dramatically multicultural holiday is the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated on the day most Catholics celebrate All Saint’s Day. Mexico’s Day of the Dead is a much more upbeat holiday with colorful traditions and celebrations of both life and death. There is almost always some kind of celebration going on in Mexico, as many of the holidays last for days or weeks. Easter, for instance includes celebrations on every day of Holy Week, and the Christmas season does not traditionally end until Candlemas on February 2. Mexican holidays combine colorful traditions with traditional roots to make for unique festivities that are recognized around the world.

 

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Revolution Day Revolution Day Memorial National, Federal, Bank, Public
Christ the King Day Christ the King Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Advent Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Day of the Holy Innocents Day of the Holy Innocents Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Candlemas Candlemas Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Constitution Day Constitution Day Mexico National, Federal, Bank, Public
Valentine's Day Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Flag Day Flag Day - Mexico Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Birthday of a Leader Benito Juárez's Birthday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Oil Expropriation Day Noteworthy & Common
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Childrens' Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Mothers' Day Mothers Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Ascension Day Ascension Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Independence Day Shout of Dolores Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Independence Day Independence Day Mexico National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day Independence Day Mexico National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed Holidays