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Public holidays in Mexico
 Page updated on 03.10.2015
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Altar of the dead en el Zócalo, Mexico CityThe main holiday times are two weeks for Christmas, two weeks for Easter and the period of time from beginning of July to late August. The banks, post offices, the public services and many stores will be closed on the following holidays :

January,1st, New Year (ANO NUEVO)
February 5th – Constitution Day
(Dia de la Constitución)
February 24th – National Flag Day (Dia de la Bandera)
March 21st - President BENITO JUAREZ’s birthday (Dia de Nacimiento de Benito Juárez)
March-April : Maundy Thursday and Good Friday - Holy week is the most important holiday in Mexico (in 2014, week of 13-20 April). It is celebrated in the whole country.

     Right picture : Altar of the dead in the Zócalo, Mexico City

Beautiful decoration during the Day of the Dead For Easter, the businesses are generally closed from Good Friday (Viernes Santo) to Easter Sunday (Domingo de Resurreción). Many stores and offices are closed on national Holidays.
May 1st – Labour Day (Dia del Trabajo)
May 5th – Anniversary of the victory of Mexico over the French army in Puebla (Cinco de Mayo)
September 16th - Independence Day (Dia de la Independencia) – Starts the previous day at 11:00PM
October 12th - Commemoration of the birth of Mexican people through the mixture of the Spanish and the Indigenous. It is also the date of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. (Dia de la Raza – Day of the races)
November 1st – All Saints Day (Todos los Santos)
November 2nd– Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)
November 20th – Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolución)
December 12th- Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 25th - Christmas (Dia de Navidad)



Left picture : Beautiful decoration during the Day of the Dead







The Day of the Dead

sweets on the Day of the Dead

   Right picture : sweets on the Day of the Dead


     To see the special chapter about the Day of the Dead, click HERE.

pray in the cemetery in Michoacán


      Left picture : pray in the cemetery in Michoacán








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