Mexico Statutory Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Mexico or officially the United Mexican States is a federal republic in the southern half of North America
  • Roman Catholicism is the main religion in Mexico based on population, Christian denominations is second
  • Mexico has the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world with almost one third of all Spanish native speakers
  • In Mexico, Statutory holidays or National Holidays or Public Holidays are legislated through the federal government and ruled by the Federal Labor Law
  • Under the Labor Laws of Mexico, employees from public or private sector are entitled to regular pay day off on all Seven National Holidays
  • Employers have the option to provide day off or paid day off to employees for the bank or traditional holidays
  • Workers who require to to work on National holidays are entitled to 2 times of their regular pay of their work, commonly known as double time
  • When a statutory holiday falls on a Sunday, following Monday is considered a statutory holiday off day
  • If a statutory holiday falls on Saturday, Friday before the Saturday will be considered a statutory holiday

Note: Holidays marked with * are not official national holidays, but are widely observed throughout Mexico. Most of businesses and government offices close on these day


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Año Nuevo) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday - Public Holiday as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday
6 FebMonConstitution Day (Díá dé lá Constitución) - Celebrates the Promulgation of the 1857 and 1917 Constitutions. First Monday in February
20 MarMonBenito Juarezs Birthday (Natalicio de Benito Juárez) - Commemorates President Benito Juárez's birthday on March 21, 1806. Third Monday in March
13 AprThurs* Maundy Thursday - The Thursday before Easter Sunday
14 AprFri* Good Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
1 MayMonLabour Day (Día del Trabajo) - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
5 MayFri* Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla / Cinco de Mayo - Mark Mexico’s independence from foreign rulers. Puebla only. Official independence day is celebrated on September 16
10 MayWedMother's Day (Día de las Madres)- Celebration honoring the mother of the family. Always on 10 May. Not a Public Holiday
18 JunSunFather's Day (Día del Padre) - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 2nd Sunday in November. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
16 SeptSatIndependence Day (Día de la Independencia) - Celebrates the anniversary of the Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1810 by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
12 OctThurs* Day of the Races - Columbus Day (Día de la Raza), in remembrance of when Christopher Columbus came to the Americas. Not an official holiday
2 NovThurs* Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) - Also known as All Souls Day, is celebrated in México and in all of Latin America on November 2nd. Not an official holiday
20 NovMonRevolution Day (Día de la Revolución) - Commemorates the start of the Mexican Revolution by Francisco I. Madero in 1910. 3rd Monday of November
12 DecTue* Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe) - Celebrates the day that Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared on Tepeyac hill to the native San Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. It is not a Public Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Navidad) - A religious holiday. Celebrate the birth of Christ

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
3 FebMonConstitution Day
17 MarMonBenito Juarezs Birthday
17 AprThursMaundy Thursday
18 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayThursLabour Day
5 MayMonCinco de Mayo - Puebla only
16 SeptTueIndependence Day
17 NovMonRevolution Day
12 DecFriDay of the Virgin of Guadalupe
25 DecThursChristmas Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 FebMonConstitution Day
16 MarMonBenito Juarezs Birthday
2 AprThursMaundy Thursday
3 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayFriLabour Day
5 MayTueCinco de Mayo - Puebla only
16 SeptWedIndependence Day
16 NovMonRevolution Day
12 DecSatDay of the Virgin of Guadalupe
25 DecFriChristmas Day

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
1 FebMonConstitution Day
14 MarMonBenito Juarezs Birthday
24 MarThursMaundy Thursday
25 MarFriGood Friday
1 MaySunLabour Day
5 MayThursCinco de Mayo - Puebla only
16 SeptFriIndependence Day
21 NovMonRevolution Day
12 DecMonDay of the Virgin of Guadalupe
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonChristmas Day (observed)

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
5 FebMonConstitution Day (First Monday in February)
19 MarMonBenito Juarezs Birthday (Third Monday in March)
29 MarThursMaundy Thursday (The Thursday before Easter Sunday)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
1 MayTueLabour Day
5 MaySatCinco de Mayo (Puebla only)
10 MayThursMother's Day (Always on 10 May. Not a Public Holiday)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
16 SeptSunIndependence Day (Celebrates the anniversary of the Mexican War of Independence against Spain)
12 OctFriDay of the Races (Not an official holiday)
2 NovFriDay of the Dead (Not an official holiday)
19 NovMonRevolution Day
12 DecWedDay of the Virgin of Guadalupe
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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