This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Mexico. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Observance

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 4 Monday Constitution Day Holiday Public holiday

Day off for Constitution Day (5 February). It takes place on the first Monday of February

February 5 Tuesday Constitution Day Public holiday

Day to commemorate the promulgation of the Constitution on 5 February 1917.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 24 Sunday Flag Day Observance

It's a national holiday in Mexico which celebrates the national flag

March 18 Monday Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial Public holiday

The day to honor Benito Juárez, the national hero of Mexico. Observed on 3rd Monday of March.

April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 30 Tuesday Children's Day Observance

A day recognised to celebrate children. April 30th in Mexico

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 5 Sunday Cinco de Mayo Observance

The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862

May 10 Friday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. May 10th in Mexico

May 15 Wednesday Teacher's Day Observance

It's a special day for the appreciation of teachers.

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Observance

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 9 Sunday Pentecost Observance

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi Observance

The Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist - known as transubstantiation.

August 15 Thursday Assumption of Mary Observance

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

September 15 Sunday Shout of Dolores Observance

The day that honors Miguel Hidalgo who is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores

September 16 Monday Independence Day Public holiday

The day commemorates the start of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain

October 12 Saturday Day of the Race Observance

Commemorates the Discovery of the Americas in 1492 by the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus.

October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance

The eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, traditionally considered the only day in the year when the spirits of the dead can return to earth. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, divination games, telling scary stories, watching horror films etc.

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Observance

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Observance

Christians typically remember deceased relatives on this day.

November 18 Monday Revolution Day Holiday Public holiday

Day off for Revolution Day Memorial. Celebrated on the 3rd Monday of November.

November 20 Wednesday Revolution Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution.

November 24 Sunday Christ the King Day Observance

The Christian Feast which honors Jesus Christ as the king of all kings. Traditional Catholics observe it on the last Sunday of November.

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Observance

Christian holiday, conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Mexico in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Mexico. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Observance

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 4 Monday Constitution Day Holiday Public holiday

Day off for Constitution Day (5 February). It takes place on the first Monday of February

February 5 Tuesday Constitution Day Public holiday

Day to commemorate the promulgation of the Constitution on 5 February 1917.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 24 Sunday Flag Day Observance

It's a national holiday in Mexico which celebrates the national flag

March 18 Monday Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial Public holiday

The day to honor Benito Juárez, the national hero of Mexico. Observed on 3rd Monday of March.

April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 30 Tuesday Children's Day Observance

A day recognised to celebrate children. April 30th in Mexico

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 5 Sunday Cinco de Mayo Observance

The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862

May 10 Friday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. May 10th in Mexico

May 15 Wednesday Teacher's Day Observance

It's a special day for the appreciation of teachers.

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Observance

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 9 Sunday Pentecost Observance

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

June 16 Sunday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Third Sunday in June in many countries

June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi Observance

The Roman Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist - known as transubstantiation.

August 15 Thursday Assumption of Mary Observance

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

September 15 Sunday Shout of Dolores Observance

The day that honors Miguel Hidalgo who is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores

September 16 Monday Independence Day Public holiday

The day commemorates the start of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain

October 12 Saturday Day of the Race Observance

Commemorates the Discovery of the Americas in 1492 by the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus.

October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance

The eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, traditionally considered the only day in the year when the spirits of the dead can return to earth. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, divination games, telling scary stories, watching horror films etc.

November 1 Friday All Saints' Day Observance

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

November 2 Saturday All Souls' Day Observance

Christians typically remember deceased relatives on this day.

November 18 Monday Revolution Day Holiday Public holiday

Day off for Revolution Day Memorial. Celebrated on the 3rd Monday of November.

November 20 Wednesday Revolution Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution.

November 24 Sunday Christ the King Day Observance

The Christian Feast which honors Jesus Christ as the king of all kings. Traditional Catholics observe it on the last Sunday of November.

December 8 Sunday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Observance

Christian holiday, conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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