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Mexican Holidays and Observances in Mexico

Calendar of Celebrations, Events, Festivals, Festivities, Holidays and Observances in México.

There are three types of holidays and observances in Mexco: statutory, civic, and festive celebrations that are observed in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur and the rest of Mexico.

Statutory holidays in México (known here in Mexico as “feriados” or “días de asueto”) are legislated through the federal government and ruled by the Federal Labor Law (Ley Federal del Trabajo). Think of them like you would federal or bank holidays in the United States. Most public and private employees are entitled to take off statutory holidays — with regular pay. Some employers, though, may require work those days. In that case, they would be required to pay the regular salary plus double time, again much as one would expect in the United States. When a statutory holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday is considered a statutory holiday; if a statutory holiday falls on Saturday, Friday will be considered a statutory holiday.

Civic holidays in Mexico are observed nationwide, but employees are not entitled to a day off with pay.

Festive traditional Mexican Holidays honor religious events, such as Carnaval, Holy Week, and Easter. There are also public celebrations, such as Mother’s day, Father’s day, Valentine’s Day, and the like.

Statutory and Civic Holidays

Statutory and Civic Holidays are known as (known in Mexico as “feriados” or “días de asueto”). Examples are New Year’s Day, Mexican Constitution Day, Birthday of Benito Juárez, Mexico Labor Day, Mexico Independence Day, Change of Federal Government in México, and Christmas. www.loscabosguide.com/statutory-and-civic-holidays/ ‎

Festivities and Festival – traditional holidays to honor religious events

Listing of Festivities, Festivals, and Traditional Holidays to honor religious events in Los Cabos, Mexico. Examples include
The Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, Feast Day of San Antonio de Abad, Day of the Candles or Candlemas Day, Valentine’s Day
Saint Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday, Festival of San José del Cabo (St. Joseph), Day of the dead, Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and others. www.loscabosguide.com/festivities-festivals-holidays/

Cultural Festivities – Days of Cultural Importance and Commemorative Days

Examples are Mother’s Day, World Red Cross Day, Day of the Founding of the Capital of BCS, La Paz, The death of Porfirio Díaz, The Day Baja California Sur was declared Free and Sovereign state, The meeting of Moctezuma II and Hernán Cortés, and other important events for Mexico and the world.  www.loscabosguide.com/mexican-cultural-festivities/