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Calendar of Mexican Fiestas

Fiestas are an essential part of the Mexican culture.   It seems that every day there is a Fiesta somewhere in our country.  The Mexican Bureau  of Popular Cultures has identified at least 10,000fiestas that are celebrated by different communities in Mexico.  Bellow you’ll find the dates for some of the more important, and popular fiestas.

January 1st Año Nuevo   New Year’s Day
January 6 Los Santos Reyes  Three Wise Men
February 2 Día de la Candelaria   Candelmas Day
February 5 Día de la Constitución, Constitution Day
February 14 Día del Amor y la Amistad  Valentine’s Day
February 24 Día de la Bandera  Flag Day
March 21 Benito Juárez Birth of Benito Juárez
March-April Semana Santa   Holy Week      
April 30 Día del Niño Children’s Day
May 1 Día del Trabajo Labor Day
May 3 Día de la Santa Cruz Holy Cross Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 10 Día de las Madres  Mother’s Day
May 15 Día del Maestro, Teacher’s Day 
September 16 El Grito  Independence Day
October 12 Día de la Raza, Columbus Day
November 1 Día de Todos los Santos  All Saints Day
November 2 Día de los Fieles Difuntos, Day of the Dead
November 20 Día de la Revolución Mexicana Revolution Day
December 12 Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 16- December 24 Las Posadas  9 Posadas
December 25 Navidad, Christmas Day
December 28 Día de los Santos Inocentes  The Holy Innocents Day

“Did you hear those fireworks going off? Hear those bells? ..they announce the fiesta in my town!”

This is how our Fiesta! video begins. Through a warm and easy narration, beautiful photography, dynamic edition, we explore what a Mexican fiesta really is: the culture, the traditions, the gaiety, the social organization….