If you are traveling to Mexico, here are some tips about the holidays and breaks that increase the tourism in Mexico.
The public holidays in Mexico are:
• January 1st
• January 6th: The Three Kings day, celebrating arrival of the Three Kings to see and bring gifts baby Jesus.
• February 2nd: The Candelaria Virgin Day, celebrated in many places around the country (not an official holiday)
• February 5th: Constitution Day (1917)
• February 24th: Flag Day (not official)
• March 21st: Birth of Benito Juárez (1806). 2006 was the bicentennial year.
• May 1st: Labor Day.
• May 5th: The Battle of Puebla against the French army, 19th century. (Not an official holiday)
• September 1st: Dia del Informe. Although no longer official, it is still important as it is the day in which the Mexican President addresses to the Nation of the progress his administration on a yearly basis. Every President makes six reports.
• September 16th: Independence day (celebrates the start of the fight for the independence from Spain in 1810, achieved until September 27th, 1821).
• October 12: Discovery of America (not an official holiday)
• November 2nd: Day of the dead (Not an official holiday)
• November 20th: Revolution day (1910)
• December 12th: Virgin Mary of Guadalupe Day. Unless is not official, is one of the most important Mexican Holidays
• December 24th: Christmas Eve (Not an official holiday, but usual full non working day or only half day)
• December 25th: Christmas
• December 31st: New Years Eve (Not an official holiday, but usual full non working day or only half day)
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