Mexico 2013 Public Holidays

Mexico has three kinds of holidays – statutory, civic, and festive holidays. Those three holidays are legislated through different levels of government i.e. national, state, and municipal government.

The statutory holidays are regulated by the Federal Labor Law. Employees from both public and private sectors are granted days off on statutory holidays. Those working on these days must be paid the regular salary or 2 times of the regular pay. If certain statutory holiday falls on Sunday, Monday will be considered as a substitute holiday; if the statutory holiday falls on Saturday, the holiday will be substituted to Friday.

During the civic and festive holidays, there are no compulsory holiday in which employees are granted days off. The days off or extra pay granted depends on the employment contract between workers and employers.

Mexico holidays 2013
Here is the list of Mexico holidays 2013. Please note that this is based on estimate, so we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Mexico holidays calendar.

List of Mexico 2013 Statutory Public Holidays

Año Nuevo
New Year’s Day – 1st day of the year according to Western calendar.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Día de la Constitución
Constitution Day – Celebrates the Promulgation of the 1857 and 1917 Constitutions.
1st Monday of February
Monday, 4 February 2013

Natalicio de Benito Juárez
Benito Juárez’ Birthday – Commemorates President Benito Juárez’ birthday in 1806.
3rd Monday of March
Monday, 18 March 2013

Día del Trabajo
Labor Day – Commemorates movements of the Mexican worker’s union.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Día de la Independencia
Independence Day – Commemorates the start of Mexican Independence War.
Monday, 16 September 2013

Día de la Revolución
Revolution Day – Commemorates the start of Mexican revolution in 1910.
3rd Monday of November
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas Day
Wednesday, 25 December 2013

List of 2013 Mexico Civic Public Holidays

Día del Ejército
Army’s Day – Celebrates Mexican army on the Loyalty Day.
Tuesday, 19 February

Día de la Bandera
Flag Day – Celebrates the current flag of Mexico and honors the previous ones. Started in 1937.
Sunday, 24 February 2013

Aniversario de la Expropiación petrolera
Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation – Celebrates the oil expropriation in 1938.
Monday, 18 March 2013

Heroica Defensa de Veracruz
Heroic Defense of Veracruz – Celebrates the defense against the U.S. occupation of Veracruz in 1914.
Sunday, 21 April 2013

Cinco de Mayo
Fifth of May – Celebrates the victory of Mexican army against French forces in 1862.
Sunday, 5 May 2013

Natalicio de Miguel Hidalgo
Miguel Hidalgo’s Birthday – Commemorates the birth of the initiator of Mexican Independence War – Miguel Hidalgo.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Día de la Marina
Marine’s Day – Celebrates the Mexican army.
Saturday, 1 June 2013

Día de los Niños Héroes
Boy Heroes / Heroic Cadets – Commemorates the battles of Chaputelpec against America in 1847.
Friday, 13 September 2013

Grito de Dolores
Cry of Dolores – Commemorates the start of the war against Spain.
Sunday, 15 September 2013

Consumación de la Independencia
End of Independence War – Celebrates the end of Mexican Independence War in 1821.
Friday, 27 September 2013

Natalicio de José Ma. Morelos y Pavón
Morelos’ Birthday – Commemorates the birth of one founding father of Mexican nation – Father José María Morelos y Pavón in 1765.
Monday, 30 September 2013

Descubrimiento de América
Columbus Day – Celebrates the discovery of the Americas in 1492.
Saturday, 12 October 2013

School holidays in Mexico are taken on two weeks at Christmas and two weeks at Easter as well as on the beginning of July through the third week of August. During those periods, places of interests and tourists attractions in Mexico are usually crowded.

Check out the list of Mexico Hotels if you are about to spend holidays in Mexico!

Happy Mexico Holidays 2013! Enjoy Your Holiday!