Mexico Public Holidays 2017Today – 17 August 2017 – is not a holiday in Mexico.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|5 Feb||Sun||Constitution Day|
|6 Feb||Mon||Constitution Day Holiday|
|20 Mar||Mon||Benito Juarez Day|
|13 Apr||Thu||Holy Thursday *|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday *|
|1 May||Mon||Labor Day|
|5 May||Fri||Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla *|
|16 Sep||Sat||Independence Day|
|12 Oct||Thu||Columbus Day *|
|2 Nov||Thu||All Souls' Day *|
|20 Nov||Mon||Revolution Day|
|12 Dec||Tue||Lady of Guadalupe Day *|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
Note: Holidays marked with * are not official national holidays, but are widely observed throughout Mexico.
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.