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Mexican Cultural Festivities and Commemorative Days

Cultural Events, Days of Cultural Importance and Commemorative Days in Mexico.

Mexican Festivities and Commemorative Days, Cultural Events, Days of Cultural Importance and Commemorative Days in Mexico. These are days to remember special events and days of historical importance in Mexico and the world.

DateSpanish NameEnglish NameDescription - Details - Remarks
February 4Día Mundial Contra el CáncerWorld Cancer DayAn international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
February 4, 2004Día de la creación de la red social Facebook. Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University student Eduardo Saverin.
February 10 Día del internet seguroSafer Internet Dayan EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2017 is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’ and over 70,000 young people across Ireland joined the celebrations this year. Take a look at some of the highlights from Safer Internet Day 2017 here.
February 11Día del Inventor en EEUUNational Inventor's DayAnniversary of the birth of Thomas Alva Edison.
March 3Día Mundial de la NaturalezaWorld Wildlife Day the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.
March 8 El Día Internacional de la MujerInternational Women's DayDay of homage to women, of recognition, admiration and in which advocates for their social equality.
March 17 Día de San Patricio Saint Patrick's DayA global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.
March 21Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Discriminación RacialInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discriminationobserved annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws.
March 22Día Mundial del AguaWorld Water DayWorld Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
April 7Día Mundial de la SaludWorld Health Dayis a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).
April 22Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra International Mother Earth Daycelebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.
April 27 Día Mundial del DiseñoWorld Design Day
this day is for designers to highlight and promote design as a profession and also to provide designers a day to celebrate and enjoy their profession more.
May 3Día de la Fundación de la Capital de BCS, La PazDay of the Foundation of the Capital of BCS, La PazOn May 3, 1535, Hernán Cortés sailed by the Gulf, which he named Mar de Cortes, and landed in the Bay of La Paz, naming the "Port and Valley of the Holy Cross."
May 8Día Internacional de la Cruz RojaWorld Red Cross Dayis an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Observed: World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year.
May 10Día de las Madres en MexicoMother's Day in MexicoThis tradition has become Mexico on one of the most celebrated holidays, where Mexican families gather to celebrate their Mothers. Observation: May 14, Mother's Day in several Hispanic countries in 2017 like U.S, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
May 15Día del MaestroTeacher's DayIt is a holiday in which commemorates the people who make teaching their usual work, the teachers in mexico.
May 23 Día del EstudianteStudent DayHonors all the students throughout the country.
June 1Día Internacional de la Protección de los NiñosInternational Day for Protection of ChildrenThe International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children's Day on 1 June since 1950.
June 4Día internacional de los niños víctimas inocentes de la agresiónInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionThe General Assembly, decided to commemorate, on June 4 of each year, the International Day of Child Victims, innocent of aggression. Observed: This day affirms the commitment of the United Nations to protect the rights of the child.
June 5Día Mundial del Medio AmbienteWorld Environment DayWorld Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
June 8Día Mundial de los Océanos World Oceans Day World Oceans Day is a global celebration on June 8 with hundreds of events around the world celebrating our ocean.
June 12Día Mundial contra el Trabajo InfantilWorld Day Against Child LabourEvery year on June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide. Hundreds of millions of girls and boys around the world are affected.
June 14Día Mundial del Donante de SangreWorld Blood Donor DayThe event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
June 26Día Internacional contra el Narcotráfico y el Abuso de DrogasInternational Day against Drug Trafficking and Drug AbuseInternational Day against Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse on June 26 as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving the goal of an international drug-free society.
July 1Día de la Independencia de CanadaIndependence Day of CanadaThe day commemorates the founding of the Canadian federal government by the British North America Act of 1 July, 1867. As the independence day of Canada, this day is observed as a national holiday throughout the country.
July 2Día de la muerte de Porfirio DíazThe death of Porfirio DíazJuly 2, 1915: Don Porfirio Díaz, 84 years old died in Paris, France. He was president of the republic in seven occasions, from November of 1876 until May of 1911, during almost 30 years.
July 4Día de la Independencia de los Estados UnidosIndependence Day of the United StatesFourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress. It declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.
July 6, 1848Finaliza la Guerra México - Estados UnidosUnited States-Mexico War EndsThe US intervention in Mexico, also known as the US invasion and the United States-Mexico War, was a warlike conflict between Mexico and the United States between 1846 and 1848.
July 12Día del AbogadoLawyer's dayThe Day of the Lawyer is celebrated in Mexico every July 12, it is a commemorative day dedicated to the noble profession of the lawyer.
August 6Bombardeo atómico sobre HiroshimaAtomic Bombing of HiroshimaHiroshima was about to end World War II, a uranium bomb called "Little Boy" was launched by the mythical Enola Gay plane over Hiroshima (Japan) and caused more than 100,000 deaths, in addition to destroying the city.
August 9Bombardeo atómico sobre NagasakiAtomic Bombing of NagasakiSome 74,000 people, mostly civilians, died as a result of the act. It was the second nuclear attack in history. The first with a plutonium pump. It was Nagasaki.
August 12Día Internacional de la JuventudInternational Day of Youththe United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.
August 22Día del BomberoFirefighters' DayOn August 22, 1873, Mexico's first fire department was created in the port of Veracruz. It was not until 1922 that the Federal District Fire Brigade was issued, and in 1951 it was granted the status of "Heroic Fire Brigade" by presidential decree.
August 28Día del AbueloGrandfather's dayIn 1982 the first UN Assembly on Aging took place, where the month of August was established as that of old age. In Mexico, Grandfather's Day is celebrated on August 28th.
September 4Día del Trabajo En Estados Unidos y CanadaLabor Day in US and CanadaLabor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. Canada's Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September.
September 14Exaltación de la Vera CruzExaltation of the Vera CruzThe celebration of the exaltation of the Vera Cruz is celebrated, as well as the annexation of the State of Chiapas to Mexico.
September 19 Terremoto de México de 19851985 Mexico City earthquakeThe earthquake of September 19, 1985, was the most deadly and destructive that has occurred in the history of Mexico City.
September 23Día Internacional de la BisexualidadCelebrate Bisexuality DayThe International Bisexuality Day is celebrated annually on September 23 by members of the bisexual community and in general by the LGBT group, although it is a celebration little known.
September 27Consumación de la Independencia de MéxicoConsummation of the Independence of MexicoThe consummation of the Mexican independence was realized, when the Army of the Three Guarantees or Trigarante, made its entrance to the city of Mexico, 27 of September of 1821.
October 2Movimiento estudiantil en México de 1968Student Movement in Mexico of 1968The 1968 student movement was a social movement in which, in addition to students from the UNAM and IPN, teachers, intellectuals, housewives, workers and professionals participated in Mexico City and were repressed by the Mexican government through the massacre of Tlatelolco happened the 2 of October of 1968 in the Place of the Three Cultures of Tlatelolco.
October 4Día Mundial de los AnimalesWorld Animal DayWorld Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
October 8Conformación de Baja California Sur como Estado Libre y SoberanoBaja California Sur a Free and Sovereign stateOctober 8 is a very important date in the civic calendar Sudcaliforniano, since that day in 1974 was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation the decree that made Baja California Sur a Free and Sovereign state and left behind The category of Federal Territory.
October 19Día Mundial del Cancer de Mama.World Breast Cancer Daymarked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
October 24Día de las Naciones UnidasUnited Nations Day24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
October 31 Día de BrujasHalloween's DayHalloween is celebrated among Mexican children who wear costumes when they go trick-or-treating to people’s homes, asking for candy. When they trick-or-treat at each door, they shout, “we want Halloween” (queremos Halloween).
November 6Congreso de ChilpansingoThe Congress of Chilpancingo
The Declaration of Independence was decreed by the Congress of Chilpancingo, November 6, 1813; Was signed by Andrés Quintana Roo, Ignacio López Rayón, José Manuel de Herrera, Carlos María de Bustamante, José Sixto Verduzco, José María Liceaga and Cornelio Ortiz Zárate.
November 8Moctezuma II y Hernán CortésMoctezuma II and Hernán CortésOn November 8, 1519, the first meeting of Moctezuma II and Hernán Cortés was held, it is said that it was held at the confluence of the streets of the Republic of Salvador with Avenida Pino Suárez, according to the current trace of the Historic Center From Mexico City.
November 12Día del CarteroMailman Day
Postman and Postal Employee Day was established on November 12, 1931 in Mexico to recognize the work carried out by postmen carrying messages to society
November 13Día Mundial de la BondadWorld Kindness DayA day to stop differentiating and discriminating against other people, by their nationality, race, religion, social status or appearance
November 22Día de la MúsicoMusician's day
Is celebrated on November 22, to celebrate all those who in one way or another relate and know about music. The date commemorates the death of Saint Cecilia (Patron saint of musicians)
November 23Día de Acción de GraciasThanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, in the United States, in some of the Caribbean islands and in Liberia. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
December 1Día Internacional de la Acción contra el SIDAWorld AIDS DayThe International Day of Action against AIDS is commemorated on December 1 of each year and is dedicated to publicizing progress against the HIV / AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It was commemorated for the first time on December 1, 1988. musicians
December 18Día Internacional del MigranteInternational Migrants Day is an international day observed on 18 December as International Migrants Day appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations on 4 December 2000 taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world.

Holidays and Observances in Mexico – Home Page 

General Information and details about each type of Holiday or Observance Day. Calendar of Celebrations, Events, Festivals, Festivities, Statutory Holidays, Civic Holidays, and Observances in México.

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. ‎

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.

Cultural Festivities – Cultural Importance and Commemorative Days – This Page

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.

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