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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

The United Mexican States, or Mexico as it is commonly known as, is a country located in the southern portion of North America. Mexico currently celebrates seven national holidays, four official bank-only holidays, and one traditional holiday.

Under the Labor Laws of Mexico, businesses are required to provide a paid day off to employees for the seven national holidays only. Businesses have the option of giving a day off to employees for the bank or traditional holidays, but are not required to provide these days off with pay.

If an employee is required to work on a national holiday, under the labour laws businesses are required to pay the employees a rate of three times their hourly wage for every hour that they work on that day. Additionally, employees are not required to work a full shift on these days if they do not desire and are allowed, under these labour laws, to determine the length of time they work on a holiday.

Holidays are governed under the labour laws. However, the government reserves the right to add holidays as one-time events if the situation arises. Holidays that occur on a weekend are not moved to the following Monday in Mexico at any time.

It should be noted that the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is such a large celebration in Mexico that most businesses and government offices close on that day, despite the fact that it is not a national holiday.

Religious and Culturally based Celebrations

Mexico has a very diverse history and culture and there are many celebrations throughout this large country that are based on religious and indigenous beliefs. Many of these celebrations are based on historical cultural practices or are based in a specific area or providence.

The government of Mexico encourages cultural diversity and the celebration of these holidays, but does not officially recognise any of these events as national holidays. Employers are not required to provide employees with special days off, with or without pay, to attend these celebrations.

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
5 FebSunConstitution Day
6 FebMonConstitution Day Holiday
20 MarMonBenito Juarez Day
13 AprThuHoly Thursday *
14 AprFriGood Friday *
1 MayMonLabor Day
5 MayFriAnniversary of the Battle of Puebla *
16 SepSatIndependence Day
12 OctThuColumbus Day *
2 NovThuAll Souls' Day
20 NovMonRevolution Day
12 DecTueLady of Guadalupe Day *
25 DecMonChristmas Day

* not national holidays