Public holidays in Mexico 2020-2024
Most Mexican holidays are Christian, even if they are a little more economical than ours. Whitsuntide does not take place at all (as is rare outside Europe anyway), and Christmas and Easter are each limited to one day.
But there are some valuable historical days in the calendar of the Mexicans. The best known, although not a non-working holiday, is the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Benito Juárez García was President of Mexico from 1861-1872 and is considered the country's greatest reformer. Today his birthday finds a firm place on 21 March.
But Mexico is also the land of the fiestas. Festivities are typically celebrated extensively and with an emphasis on culture. In addition to national holidays, almost every city and village has its own regional holiday, which in most cases is based on a local patron saint.Back to overview: Mexico