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Holiday Calendar for Mexico
What better way is there to celebrate both than to gather together for a healthy helping of music, dancing, food, and fireworks? The Mexican culture is very diverse and unique with plenty of celebrations and traditions. Help us
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year
Friday 31 March - Taco Day in Mexico (Día del Taco)
Thursday 6 April - Maundy Thursday (Christian tradition. Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples before his cross suffering)
Thursday 27 April - Feast of the Virgin of Montserrat (Spain [Catalonia], Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela)
Sunday 30 April - Child's Day in Mexico; Children's Day in Mexico (Día del Niño)
Friday 5 May - Anniversary of the battle of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo in Mexico (in honor of the victory of the Mexican forces in the battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862)
Monday 8 May - Hidalgo Day in Mexico (celebrated on the birthday of Mexican national hero Miguel Hidalgo)
Sunday 21 May - Celebration of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico (Día del Instituto Politécnico Nacional); Memorial Day of the Battle of Cordoba in Mexico
Thursday 25 May - Accountants Day in Mexico (Día del Contador Público commemorating the events of 1907)
Wednesday 7 June - Freedom of Expression Day in Mexico (Día de la Libertad de expresión)
Thursday 8 June - Corpus Christi (Held on the Thursday after the Trinity. Monaco, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Venezuela)
Sunday 18 June - Father's Day (—elebrated on the third Sunday of June ÝÚ Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
Wednesday 12 July - Lawyer Day in Mexico (Día del Abogado)
Tuesday 15 August - Feast day of the Assumption of Mary (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)
Tuesday 22 August - Firefighter Day in Mexico (es. Día del Bombero)
Monday 28 August - National Grandparents Day in Mexico (Día del Abuelos)
Wednesday 13 September - Día de los Niños Héroes in Mexico (in memory of 6 young Mexican cadets who died in the battle of September 13, 1847 during the Mexican-American War)
Thursday 14 September - Chiapas State Day in Mexico (state date of foundation in 1824); National Day of the Mexican Rider (Día Nacional del Charro); Broadcaster's Day in Mexico
Saturday 16 September - Cry of Dolores or Grito de Dolores in Mexico (Shout of Dolores is celebrated on the eve of Independence Day); Cry of Dolores, celebrates the declaration of independence of Mexico from Spain in 1810
Thursday 12 October - Descubrimiento de América (Mexico)
Saturday 21 October - International Day of the Nacho (nachos first appeared in 1943 in Piedras Negras, a small Mexican city which is very near to the U.S. military base Fort Duncan, in Texas)
Monday 23 October - Doctor's Day in Mexico (Día del médico)
Wednesday 1 November - Day of the Dead in Mexico (celebrated until November 2); All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation (a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. And its related observance: Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. - Mexico, Haiti); Santa Muerte (Folk Catholicism, Mexico and Southwestern United States)
Thursday 2 November - Day of the Dead (the second day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration in Mexico)
Monday 20 November - Day of the Revolution in Mexico (Date for 2023; celebrated on the third Monday in November); Mexico Revolution Day
Monday 4 December - Mexican Treasury Day (Día del Trabajador Hacendario)
Tuesday 12 December - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico (celebrate its appearance in 1531)
Saturday 16 December - The first day of Las Posadas (Mexico, Latin America)
Saturday 23 December - Night of the Radishes (Oaxaca City, Mexico)
Sunday 31 December - Doce uvas (the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grape varieties, one for each of the twelve clock strokes by midnight, subsequently spread in such Spanish-speaking countries as Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica et al); New Yearís Eve
Friday 5 January - Three Kings Parade in Spain and some cities in Mexico (Cabalgata de Reyes Magos)
Monday 15 January - Composers Day in Mexico (unofficially celebrated since 1965, officially since 1983)
Friday 2 February - Virgin of Candelaria (Tenerife, Spain, Mexico)
Monday 5 February - Mexico Constitution Day (Celebrated in the country on the first Monday of February)
Monday 19 February - Armed Forces Day in Mexico (Día del ejército mexicano)
Thursday 22 February - Agricultural Engineer Day in Mexico (Día del Ingeniero Agrónomo)
Sunday 3 March - Family Day in Mexico (Celebrated on the first Sunday in March)
Monday 4 March - World Tennis Day (International Tennis Federation)
Wednesday 6 March - Alamo Day in Mexico (the most famous battle of the Texas Revolution February 23 - March 6, 1836)
About some mexican traditions
The nature of Mexico is fantastic. Mexico is home to jaguars, pumas, iguanas, manta rays, sea turtles, monkeys, parrots and many more animals.
Mexicans sure ainít lazy, quite the contrary. They are working the longest average hours in the world (2,255 hours per year)! According to the Happy Planet Index, Mexicans are the second happiest population in the world, after Costa Ricans.
In Mexico, people often give each other nicknames, all of which match the playful and endearing nature of the culture.
Spanish is the most spoken language in Mexico, but Mexico has 68 official languages.
A popular Mexican tradition is the piñata. The piñataís bright colors were designed as a symbol of temptation, with the stick representing the will to overcome sin. Today it is commonly used as a fun game at birthday parties. The blindfold symbolizes faith, while the candies and other goodies are added symbols of the riches of heaven tumbling down on the heads of those who defeated the evil.
The Mexican hat dance, or Jarabe Tapatio, is Mexicoís national dance.
A typical Mexican breakfast could include coffee and pan dulce (delicious sweet rolls). Snacks, or antojitos (ďlittle whimsĒ), are eaten at any time throughout the day. Tacos, tostadas, and quesadillas are some of the most common antojitos.
Caesar salad was invented in Mexico.
Guelaguetza, this is one of the most famous Mexican traditions in the world, was created a long time ago when little communities of Oaxaca needed to change products among them. Over the years this celebration evolved and turned into an exchange of culture with music, dance and, theatre that becomes the streets of Oaxaca into a cultural place where you can find a mix of Mexican traditions.
Chichen Itza - the pyramid was once part of the Mayan Empire is one of the seven wonders of the world.
The Chihuahua has become famous all over the world, but did you know that its origins is from Mexico? But the Xoloitzcuintli is the national dog.
Mexico is one of the largest silver producers. If you travel to Mexico itís a good idea to buy some silver, not only because of the price but also since there are many beautiful silver-jewelry made here.
And the largest beer exporter. Corona is famous worldwide, but there are lots of other Mexican beer brands besides Corona.
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