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)
  • Feast of the Holy Innocents – Día de los Santos Inocentes (28th of December)

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