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Holiday Calendar for Mexico

Holiday Calendar for Mexico for 2024-2025 year
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 Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2024-2025 year

March 2024

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)
Thursday 28 March - Maundy Thursday (Christian tradition. Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples before his cross suffering)

April 2024

Saturday 27 April - Feast of the Virgin of Montserrat (Spain [Catalonia], Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela); National Burn Prevention Day for Children and Adolescents in Mexico; International Sculpture Day (Held on the last Saturday of April)

May 2024

Sunday 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)
Wednesday 8 May - Hidalgo Day in Mexico (celebrated on the birthday of Mexican national hero Miguel Hidalgo)
Saturday 25 May - Accountants Day in Mexico (Día del Contador Público commemorating the events of 1907)
Thursday 30 May - Corpus Christi (Held on the Thursday after the Trinity. Monaco, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Venezuela)

June 2024

Friday 7 June - Freedom of Expression Day in Mexico (Día de la Libertad de expresión)
Sunday 16 June - Father's Day (Ńelebrated on the third Sunday of June řň 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)

July 2024

August 2024

Thursday 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)

September 2024

Friday 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); National or International Chocolate Day (United States, the U.S. National Confectioners Association); World Sepsis Day

October 2024

Friday 11 October - International Newspaper Carrier Day (Held on the second Friday in October)
Tuesday 15 October - Memorial Day for the loss of a child during pregnancy or a newborn (noted in Ohio, USA, Canada, France, Britain and Italy)
Monday 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); Energy Saving Day

November 2024

Friday 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); World Ecology and Ecologists Day
Saturday 2 November - Day of the Dead (the second day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration in Mexico)
Monday 18 November - Day of the Revolution in Mexico (Date for 2024; celebrated on the third Monday in November)

December 2024

Sunday 8 December - Virgin of Juquila Day in Mexico; Immaculate Conception (public holiday in several countries, a holy day of obligation in others); Business Administrator's Day in Mexico
Sunday 15 December - World Otaku Day (a person who is passionate about something)
Tuesday 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 Year’s Eve

January 2025

Wednesday 15 January - Composers Day in Mexico (unofficially celebrated since 1965, officially since 1983)
Friday 24 January - International Day of Education (3 December 2018 A/RES/73/25. Education is key to sustainable development)

February 2025

Sunday 2 February - Virgin of Candelaria (Tenerife, Spain, Mexico)
Monday 3 February - Mexico Constitution Day (Celebrated in the country on the first Monday of February); International Lawyer's Day
Wednesday 19 February - Armed Forces Day in Mexico (Día del ejército mexicano)

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 ain’t 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 piñata’s 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 Mexico’s national dance.

A typical Mexican breakfast could include coffee and pan dulce (delicious sweet rolls). Snacks, or antojitos (“little whims”), 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 it’s 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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