People who live in Mexico tend to be religious at heart. Everyone knows that they believe in God most of all and they respect the Virgin Mary. That is why they are so respectful of their mothers and they tend to not let anyone hurt their beliefs. But besides that, Mexicans have a culture that celebrates like any other culture, different personalities and different other iconic moments for the country. There are a lot of holidays in the Mexican calendar 2013, but some of the most important of them all are the following:
New Years’ Eve – This is a national holiday and it is celebrated as every other country does. What is different from other countries is the fact that in Mexico, places of interest and other tourist facilities are opened to the public.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Dia de la Constitucion
Constitution Day – This is the holiday when Mexicans celebrate their new constitution. This was celebrated originally on the 5th of February of every New Year. But since 2006 it is celebrated on the first Monday of February every year, not taking into consideration what the actual date is.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Dia del Ejercito
Army’s Day – This day in the Mexican calendar 2013 celebrates the loyalty of the Mexican army when they escorted the then President Madero to the National Palace.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Dia de la Bandera
Flag Day – President Lazaro Cardenas decreed in 1937 that the current and previous flags of Mexico be honored.
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Natalicio de Benito Juarez
Benito Juarez’s Birthday – This day celebrates the natal day of the beloved president (died July 1872) and national hero who instituted various liberal reforms that were incorporated in the 1857 Constitution.
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Heroica Defensa de Veracruz
Heroic Defense of Verecruz – This day memorializes the day Mexico repelled United States off Veracruz in 1914.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Dia del Trabajo
This holiday celebrates the workers. During this day nobody works and all the banks, government offices and stores are closed. During this day there are some protests held as well.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Cinco de Mayo
Fifth of May – This day memorializes the triumph of the Mexican army against the advancing French forces in the city of Puebla.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Dia de Independencia
Independence Day – This is the day in the Mexican calendar 2013 that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexico’s Father of Independence, rang his church bell to signify the start of war for independence and gather his parishioners to that effect.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Dia de la Revolucion
Revolution Day – During this day the Mexicans celebrate the revolutions from 1910 to 1920 during November of every year. This day is celebrated through different parades and other civic ceremonies.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Teansmision del Poder Ejecutivo Federal
Change of Federal Government – This day celebrates the swearing in of the new Mexican President in office.
1 December, every six years
Christmas –This day is celebrated like the Christmas day in any country out there. But the first celebration is La Posada, which is actually the day during which Mary and Joseph are searching for a place to stay. This celebration actually begins 9 days before Christmas.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Mexico Holiday in 2013.!
Category: Mexico Holidays