Mexico celebrates a wide range of holidays
Everyone is entitled to a paid day off (or extra pay if required to work).
When a statutory holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday is considered the holiday; if a statutory holiday falls on Saturday, Friday will be considered the holiday.
New Year's Day
First day of the year
Día de la Constitución
Celebrates the Promulgation of the 1857 and 1917 Constitutions
Observance: First Monday of February.
Benito Juárez's Birthday
Natalicio de Benito Juárez
Commemorates President Benito Juárez's birthday in 1806
Observance: Third Monday of March
Día del Trabajo
Commemorates the Mexican workers' union movements
Día de la Independencia
Commemorates the start of the Independence War by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810
Día de la Revolución
Commemorates the start of the Mexican Revolution by Francisco I. Madero in 1910
Observance: Third Monday of November.
Change of Federal Government
Transmisión del Poder Ejecutivo Federal
Every six years, when a new President is sworn in
Next observance: December 1, 2018
Christmas celebration; secular and Christian religious holiday
In addition to these dates, election days designated by federal and local laws are also statutory holidays.
Observed nationwide, but workers aren't entitled to paid time off
Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation
Aniversario de la Expropiación Petrolera
Celebrates the Oil Expropriation by President Gral. Lázaro Cárdenas in 1938
Traditional and popular, but not official