Mexican Culture

Dates of Significance

National Holidays and Dates of Significance

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Constitution Day – Día de la Constitución (5th of February)
  • Flag Day – Día de la Bandera (24th of February)
  • Oil Expropriation Day – Día de la Expropiación Petrolera (18th of March)
  • Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial (21st of March)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Cinco de Mayo (5th of May)
  • Shout of Dolores – El Grito de Dolores (15th of September)
  • Independence Day (16th of September)
  • Columbus Day – Día de la Raza (12th of October)
  • Halloween – Día de las Brujas (31st of October)
  • Revolution Day (20th of November)
  • New Year’s Eve – Fiesta de Fin de Año (31st of December)

 

Christian Holidays and Dates of Significance

  • Day of Holy Kings – Día de los Santos Reyes (6th of January)
  • Ash Wednesday – Miércoles de Ceniza
  • Palm Sunday – Domingo de Ramo (7 days before Easter)
  • Maundy Thursday – Jueves Santo (Varies each year)
  • Good Friday – Viernes Santo (Varies each year)
  • Holy Saturday – Sábado Santo (Varies each year)
  • Easter Sunday – Domingo de Pascua (Varies each year)
  • Ascension Day – Día de la Ascensión (Varies each year)
  • Whit Sunday (Varies each year)
  • Corpus Christi (Varies each year)
  • Assumption of Mary – Día de la Asunción de María (15th of August)
  • All Saint’s Day – Día de Todos los Santos (1st of November)
  • All Soul’s Day/Day of the Dead – Los Fieles Difuntos/Día de los Muertos (2nd of November)
  • Christ the King Day – El Día de Cristo Rey (Sunday before advent)
  • Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe (12th of December)
  • Christmas Day – Navidad (25th of December)
  • All Fool’s Day – Día de los Santos Inocentes (28th of December)
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Mexico
  • Population
    124,574,795
    [July 2017 est.]
  • Languages
    Spanish (de facto national language)
    Over 60 indigenous languages, including Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Tzeltal Maya, Tzotzil Maya and Otomi.
  • Religions
    Catholic Christian (82.72%)
    Evangelical Christian (6.74%)
    No Religion (4.68%)
    Unspecified (2.72%)
    Jehovah's Witness (1.39%)
    Protestant Christian (0.74%)
    Other (1.02%)
    [2010 census]
  • Ethnicities
    Mestizo (64.3%)
    Mexican white (15.0%)
    Detribalised Amerindian (10.5%)
    Other Amerindian (7.5%)
    Arab (1.0%)
    Mexican black (0.5%)
    Other (1.2%)
    Note: Mexico does not collect census data on ethnicity. All figures above are estimates.
    [Encyclopedia Britannica, 2010]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    81
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    69
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  • Australians with Mexican Ancestry
    7,414 [2016 census]
Mexicans in Australia
  • Population
    4,872
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Mexico.
  • Average Age
    33
  • Gender
    Male (47.9%)
    Female (52.1%)
  • Religion
    Catholic Christianity (63.2%)
    No Religion (19.0%)
    Christianity, ndf (3.0%)
    Not stated (2.8%)
    Other (12%)
  • Ancestry
    Mexican (65.9%)
    Spanish (12.0%)
    Australian (3.0%)
    English (2.9%)
    Other (16.2%)
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Spanish (79.9%)
    English (16.7%)
    Other (2.8%)
    Not stated (0.6%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 93.6% speak English fluently.
  • English Proficiency
    Well (93.6%)
    Not Well (5.5%)
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (35.4%)
    Victoria (27.1%)
    Queensland (16.4%)
    South Australia (8.9%)
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (25.2%)
    2001-2006 (22%)
    2007-2011 (48.4%)
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