Public Holidays

Public holidays in Mexico 2021-2025

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.

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan, 1stNew Year's Day
Jan, 6thEpiphany
Feb, 24thDay of the Flag
Mar, 21stBirthday of Benito Juárez
Apr, 30thChildren's Day
May, 1stLabor Day
May, 5thDay of May 5, Battle of Puebla
Aug, 15thAssumption Day
Sep, 1stGovernmental declaration
Sep, 16thIndependence Day
Oct, 12thDiscovery of America by Christopher Columbus 1492
Nov, 1stDay of the Dead
Nov, 2ndAll Souls' Day
Nov, 20thDay of the Revolution
Dec, 12thDay of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Dec, 24thChristmas Eve
Dec, 25thChristmas Day
Dec, 26thBoxing Day
Dec, 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in Mexico

Constitution DayFeb, 8thFeb, 7thFeb, 6thFeb, 5thFeb, 3rd
Palm SundayMar, 28thApr, 10thApr, 2ndMar, 24thApr, 13th
Maundy Thursday (regional only)Apr, 1stApr, 14thApr, 6thMar, 28thApr, 17th
Good Friday (regional only)Apr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Easter SundayApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Mother's DayMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12thMay, 11th
Ascension of ChristMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9thMay, 29th
Corpus ChristiJun, 3rdJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30thJun, 19th
Father's DayJun, 13thJun, 12thJun, 11thJun, 9thJun, 8th

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