Public Holidays

Banks, post offices, government offices and many shops throughout Mexico are closed on the following national holidays.

Año Nuevo (New Year’s Day) January 1

Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day) February 5

Día del Nacimiento de Benito Juárez (Anniversary of Benito Juárez’ birth) March 21

Día del Trabajo (Labor Day) May 1

Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) September 16

Día de la Revolución (Revolution Day) November 20

Día de Navidad (Christmas Day) December 25

In addition, many offices and businesses close on the following optional holidays.

Día de la Bandera (National Flag Day) February 24

Viernes Santo (Good Friday) Two days before Easter Sunday

Cinco de Mayo (Commemorates Mexico’s victory over French forces in Puebla) May 5

Día de la Raza (Columbus’ 'discovery' of the New World) October 12

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) November 1 and 2

Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe) December 12