Holidays in Mexico 2018

When I first arrived to Mexico I had a bit of a tough time with the holidays because there are a lot of them and they are different from the ones in which I grew up. With the exception of New Years and Christmas, every holiday I knew is different.

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If you’re living here as a retiree or a temp resident not working, then you probably don’t have much need to know the local holiday schedule, however, for those of us who live and work here full time, it’s necessary to know when stores open and the banks are closed.

Here is a list of holidays in Mexico for 2018 so you can plan ahead!

List of National Statutory holidays of Mexico in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year’s Day
Monday February 05 Constitution Day First Monday in February
Monday March 19 Benito Juarez Birthday Third Monday in March
Thursday March 29 Maundy Thursday The Thursday before Easter Sunday
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Saturday May 05 Cinco de Mayo Puebla only
Thursday May 10 Mother’s Day Always on May 10. Not a public holiday.
Sunday June 17 Father’s Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday September 16 Independence Day Celebrates the anniversary of the Mexican War of Independence against Spain
Friday October 12 Day of the Races Not an official holiday
Friday November 02 Day of the Dead Not an official holiday
Monday November 19 Revolution Day Observed the third Monday of November, regardless of the date
Wednesday December 12 Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Celebrated as secular winter holiday