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Holidays & National Events

January 1  Año Nuevo - New Year's Day.

January 6 -  Día de los Santos Reye

 Exchange of Christmas presents.

January 17 -   Feast Day of de San Antonio

de Abad -Church holiday  blessing of animals.

February - international fishing tournament.

February 23 to 28  -  Catholic lent

Carnivals - 40 days before Easter.

February 24 - Flag Day,

March 19 - St. Joseph's Day

Semana Santa -  Holy week that ends

the 40-day lent and also includes Good

Friday and Easter Sunday.

May 1 - Primero de Mayo - Labor Day

May 5 -  Cinco de Mayo - Mexican national holiday

 that honors the Mexican victory over the French army at the battle of Puebla in 1862.

May 10 -  Mother's Day - Very important holiday in Mexican culture.

June 24 - St. John the Baptist Day - 

Religious holiday which involves getting

dunked in water.

September 15 - Dia de la Independencia 

Independence Day The biggest national

holiday in Mexico which commemorates the

beginning of Mexico's independence.

November 1 and 2 - Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead - November 1st.

is the remembrance of young people who died and November 2nd is the remembrance

the older people who died. Very important religious holiday.

November 20 - The Day of Mexican Revolution

Official Mexican holiday celebrating

Mexican revolution of 1910.

November last week - international fishing tournament.

December 12 -  Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

The day of the Virgin of Guadalupe honoring Mexico's

patron saint.

December 25 -  Navidad - Christmas day.