Holidays 2018

2018 Calendar

Official bank-holidays (Mexico)

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day

Feb. 5 – Bank Holiday recognizing Mexican Constitution Day

March 19 – Bank Holiday recognizing Anniversary of Birth of Benito Juarez (21 de marzo)

March 29 & 30 – Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (School break for Semana Santa is from March 25 – April 7)

May 1 – Labor Day

July 1 – Federal Elections

Sept. 16 – Mexican Independence Day

Nov. 2 – Día de Muertos

Nov. 19 – Bank Holiday recognizing Revolution Day (20 de noviembre)

Dec. 1st – Inauguration Day of incoming Mexican President

Dec. 12 – Bankers Day (also Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe)

Dec. 25 – Christmas

 

Traditional Annual Celebrations

Jan. 6 – Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day)

Feb. 2 – Día de la Candelaria

Feb 13 – Shrove Tuesday “Mardi Gras” (by the religious calendar)  *Check Event Calendar for possible Carnaval dates as applicable (generally later than celebrated day)

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day – Día del Amor y de la Amistad

Feb. 24 – Mexican Flag Day

April 30 – Children’s Day

May 5 – Battle of Puebla

May 10 – Día de la Madre

May 15 – Teacher’s Day

June 17 – Día del Padre

Oct. 12 – Día de la Raza

Oct. 31 – Halloween  (US)

Nov. 1 – Día de todos los santos

Nov. 2 – Día de Muertos (bank holiday)

Dec. 12 – Día de la Virgen Guadalupe

Dec. 28 – Día de los Inocentes (similar to April Fool’s Day)