In this article, School-Holidays.Info will share information about holidays in Mexico in 2023. We will provide dates for both official and unofficial holidays in chronological order by month.
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Features of Holidays in Mexico
Mexican Holidays are a vibrant mix of religious and cultural celebrations. One of the most famous and celebrated holidays in Mexico is Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, which takes place on November 1st and 2nd. During this holiday, people honor their deceased loved ones by creating altars with flowers, candles, and offerings of food and drink.
Another popular holiday in Mexico is Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Although it is not Mexico’s Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with parades, music, and traditional food and drinks.
Christmas is also a big holiday in Mexico, with celebrations beginning on December 16th with Las Posadas, which recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The holiday culminates on Christmas Eve with the Nochebuena feast, where families gather to enjoy traditional foods like tamales, bacalao (salt cod), and ponche, a hot fruit punch.
In addition to these traditional holidays, there are many other festivals and celebrations that take place throughout the year in Mexico. The Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, the Carnival of Veracruz, and the Day of the Candelaria in Tlacotalpan are just a few examples.
Overall, Mexico’s holidays are a rich and colorful reflection of the country’s history, culture, and traditions. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, these celebrations offer a unique and unforgettable glimpse into Mexican life and heritage.
Mexican Holidays 2023 by Month
Below is a list of Mexican holidays in 2023 in chronological order by month. Official holidays, which are days off for Mexicans, are highlighted in bold.
- 01/01/2023 – New Year’s Day (Sunday);
- 01/06/2023 – Day of the Epiphany (Friday).
- 02/02/2023 – Candlemas (Thursday);
- 02/05/2023 – Constitution Day (Sunday);
- 02/14/2023 – Valentine’s Day (Tuesday);
- 02/22/2023 – Carnival / Ash Wednesday (Wednesday);
- 02/24/2023 – Flag Day (Friday).
- 03/18/2023 – Oil Expropriation Day (Saturday);
- 03/20/2023 – Birthday of Benito Juarez Memorial (Monday).
FUN FACT: Benito Juarez was actually born on March 21st. But the holiday in his honor is celebrated on the third Monday in March, giving Mexicans a long weekend (three days in a row) – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
- 04/02/2023 – Palm Sunday (Sunday);
- 04/06/2023 – Maundy Thursday (Thursday);
- 04/07/2023 – Good Friday (Friday);
- 04/08/2023 – Holy Saturday (Saturday);
- 04/09/2023 – Easter Sunday (Sunday);
- 04/30/2023 – Children’s Day (Sunday).
- 05/01/2023 – Labor Day (Monday);
- 05/05/2023 – Cinco de Mayo / Battle of Puebla (Friday);
- 05/10/2023 – Mother’s Day (Wednesday);
- 05/15/2023 – Teacher’s Day (Monday);
- 05/18/2023 – Ascension of Jesus Christ (Thursday);
- 05/28/2023 – Pentecost (Sunday).
- 06/08/2023 – Corpus Christi (Thursday);
- 06/18/2023 – Father’s Day (Sunday).
- 09/15/2023 – Cry of Dolores (Friday);
- 09/16/2023 – Independence Day (Saturday).
- 10/12/2023 – Columbus Day (Thursday);
- 10/31/2023 – Halloween (Tuesday).
- 11/01/2023 – All Saints Day (Wednesday);
- 11/02/2023 – Day of the Dead (Thursday);
- 11/20/2023 – Revolution Day (Monday);
- 11/26/2023 – Christ the King Day (Sunday).
- 12/08/2023 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Friday);
- 12/12/2023 – Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Tuesday);
- 12/24/2023 – Christmas Eve (Sunday);
- 12/25/2023 – Christmas (Monday);
- 12/28/2023 – Holy Innocents Day (Thursday);
- 12/31/2023 – New Year’s Eve (Sunday).
In this publication, we have listed the official and unofficial holidays in Mexico for 2023 by month. We hope that the information was useful to you. Don’t forget to share the publication with your friends!