Holidays In Mexico
The many holidays in Mexico
After living in Mexico almost 5 years, I got a good understanding of Mexico's holidays. There is at the very least one a month. They celebrate every single battle won and president's day there is! They are a very festive people, and will close government offices for every Mexican holiday in observance. Starting in January, there is the Reyes Magos day, on the 6th or the 8th these are like the 3 wise men that bring gifts to the kids and leave them in their shoes. February 5th is Constitution Day and the 24th is Flag day. In March, the celebrate Benito Juarez's birthday on the 21st. There are actually many more Mexican holidays in the first quarter of the year; these are the major holidays in Mexico.
There is the Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of the battle of Puebla where they defeated the French in an unlikely victory. The 10th of May is Mother's day, and is celebrated whether it is on a Sunday or not. There are several minor Mexican holidays in June, July, and August, but September 1st is the beginning of the biggest Mexican holiday there is-it is Constitution day, and the 15th of September is Independence Day. This is probably the biggest holiday in Mexico. In November, the first and second day of the month is All Saint's Day. They go to the cemeteries in droves bringing flowers, cards and gifts and to visit the graves of their lost loved ones. December begins La Posada, the nine days of celebration before Christmas, there are parties almost every night of the week where family and friends get together and celebrate Christmas. There are lots more Mexican holidays, but these are the major ones!