Mexican Holidays 2013
At first it might seem like there would not be too many holidays in Mexico, but there actually are. Understand that Mexico is a Catholic
country. So because of this they observe a lot of the Catholic days of obligation in the country. Plus, they have their own holidays that are unique to only them. Factor in a few American holidays that they also celebrate and you have a nice mix.
Here is a complete list of the Mexican Holidays for 2013:
|Jan 1||Tuesday||New Year’s Day 2013|
|Jan 6||Sunday||Day of the Holy Kings 2013|
|Feb 4||Monday||Day off for Constitution Day Memorial 2013|
|Feb 5||Tuesday||Constitution Day Memorial 2013|
|Feb 13||Wednesday||Ash Wednesday 2013|
|Feb 14||Thursday||Valentine’s Day 2013|
|Feb 24||Sunday||Flag Day 2013|
|Mar 18||Monday||Day off for Benito Juárez’s Birthday Memorial 2013|
|Mar 18||Monday||Oil Expropriation 2013|
|Mar 20||Wednesday||March equinox Season 2013|
|Mar 21||Thursday||Benito Juárez’s Birthday Memorial 2013|
|Mar 24||Sunday||Palm Sunday 2013|
|Mar 28||Thursday||Maundy Thursday 2013|
|Mar 29||Friday||Good Friday 2013|
|Mar 30||Saturday||Holy Saturday 2013|
|Mar 31||Sunday||Easter Day 2013|
|Apr 30||Tuesday||Children’s Day 2013|
|May 1||Wednesday||Labor Day / May Day 2013|
|May 5||Sunday||Cinco de Mayo 2013|
|May 9||Thursday||Ascension Day 2013|
|May 10||Friday||Mother’s Day 2013|
|May 15||Wednesday||Teacher’s Day 2013|
|May 19||Sunday||Whit Sunday 2013|
|May 30||Thursday||Corpus Christi 2013|
|Jun 16||Sunday||Father’s Day 2013|
|Jun 21||Friday||June Solstice Season 2013|
|Aug 15||Thursday||Assumption of Mary 2013|
|Sep 15||Sunday||Shout of Dolores 2013|
|Sep 16||Monday||Independence Day 2013|
|Sep 22||Sunday||September equinox 2013|
|Oct 12||Saturday||Columbus Day 2013|
|Oct 31||Thursday||Halloween 2013|
|Nov 1||Friday||All Saints’ Day 2013|
|Nov 2||Saturday||All Souls’ Day 2013|
|Nov 18||Monday||Day off for Revolution Day Memorial 2013|
|Nov 20||Wednesday||Revolution Day Memorial 2013|
|Nov 24||Sunday||Christ the King Day 2013|
|Dec 8||Sunday||Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2013|
|Dec 12||Thursday||Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe 2013|
|Dec 21||Saturday||December Solstice 2013|
|Dec 24||Tuesday||Christmas Eve 2013|
|Dec 25||Wednesday||Christmas Day 2013|
|Dec 28||Saturday||Day of the Holy Innocents 2013|
|Dec 31||Tuesday||New Year’s Eve 2013|
There are things you can do in order to keep up with a lot of Mexican holidays in 2013. Most of the focus will revolve around the Catholic holidays seeing as how there are so many of them.
The first thing you can do would be making a note of all the Catholic holidays America has. This is important, because as you can see from the list above, Mexico has a lot of the same ones. The country is Catholic so this should be easy. All you would need to learn is if there is a slightly different meaning associated with each one. This is best learned by asking someone at a Mexican Catholic church. They would be able to really help you.
Now what you would want to do is make sure if you live in American and you will be celebrating Mexican holidays that you are celebrating them on the right day. Just because some Catholic holidays fall on certain days in America does not mean they will fall on the same days in Mexico. So do some research. You can always make reference to the list above just to be sure or you can speak to a leader of a Spanish church.
The next thing you want to do is make sure you are celebrating specific holidays the way they are supposed to be celebrated. Yes, in America certain Catholic holidays are celebrated a certain way. But if you are of Mexican descent you want to be sure the way you celebrate these days correlate with the way they are celebrated in your country. This is even more so if you plan on going down there for one of these holidays.
Lastly, taking the focus off of Mexican holidays in 2013 that are Catholic, you want to make sure you know what American holidays Mexico shares. A lot of holiday dates vary in Mexico, as they do in the States. But for the most part a lot of the mainstream holidays are going to be on the same dates unless you learn otherwise.
The Mexican holidays for 2013 are going to be better than ever. If you are of Mexican descent be sure to share knowledge about them to other people who might not know of these special holidays. There are website with more complete information on the many holidays if you are interested in learning more as well. A lot of the holidays that were mentioned on the list were not national holidays, but a nice number of them are.