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.
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
|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|