2016 Calendar of Mexican Events and Celebrations

2016 Calendar of Mexican Events and Celebrations

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2016 Calendar of Mexican events, holidays and celebrations. You will find heroes and saints, places and feats. Celebrate Mexico with Mexican bravo! Enjoy.

January   Enero

 1 Año Nuevo
   Solemnity of the Virgin Mary
 6

Día de los Santos Reyes La Epifaña

 10

El Bautismo del Señor 1st Sunday after the Epiphany

 17

San Antonio Abad

 18

Santa Prisca, Patron Saint of Taxco

 20

San Sebastian the Martyr

 21

Birth of Ignacio Allende fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

February   Febrero

 2

Día de la Candelaria


 

 3  Carnival 2016 (Different date Annually)


 4  Carnival 2016 (Different date Annually)


 5  Carnival 2016 (Different date Annually)
 5

Adoption of the Constitutions of 1857 and 1917fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

6

Carnival 2016 (Different date Annually)

7

Carnival 2016 (Different date Annually)

8

Carnival 2016 (Different date Annually)

9

Carnival 2016 (Different date Annually)

 14

Día de San Valentín

  Death of Vicente Guerrero (1831) HalfStaffHalf Staff Flag Day
 19

Dia del Ejercito Mexicano (Day of the Military) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 22

Death of Francisco I. Madero (1913) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

 24

Día de la Bandera (Flag Day)

 28

Death of Cuauhtémoc, last Aztec Emperor (1525)  HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

March   Marzo

1 Proclamation of the Plan of Ayutla fullstaffFull Staff Flag Day
8

San Juan de Dios

 17

San Patricio, Patron Saint of San Patricio Melaque, Jalisco

 18

Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation (1938) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 19

Día de San José

 21

Birth of Benito Juárez (1806) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day


 21  Semana Santa 2016 –  (Different date Annually)


22 Semana Santa 2016 –  (Different date Annually)


23  Semana Santa 2016 –  (Different date Annually)


24  Semana Santa 2016 –  (Different date Annually)


25  Semana Santa 2016 –  (Different date Annually)


26 Semana Santa 2016 –  (Different date Annually)
 26 fullstaffAdoption of the Plan of Guadalupe during the Mexican RevolutionFull Staff Flag Day


27 EASTER SUNDAY
Semana Santa 2016 –  (Different date Annually)

April   Abril

2 Capture of Puebla (1867) fullstaffFull Staff Flag Day
 10

Death of Emiliano Zapata (1919) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

 21

Heroic defense of Veracruz to prevent occupation by United States forces (1914) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 25

San Marcos, Patron Saint of Aguascalientes

 30

Día del Niño

May   Mayo

1 Día del Trabajo fullstaffFull Staff Flag Day
2

Death of the pilots of the 201st Mexican Expeditionary Air Force during World War II (1945) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

3

Día de la Santa Cruz

5

Anniversary of the Victory over the French Army in Puebla, in 1862 (Cinco de Mayo) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

8

Birth of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the initiator of the War Mexican Independence (1753)

10

Día de las Madres

 15

Capture of Querétaro by the forces of the Republic which led to the fall of the Second Mexican Empire (1867) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

  Día del Maestro
  San Isidro Labrador Blessing of Animals
 21

Death of Venustiano Carranza   HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

 23

Día del Estudiante

June   Junio

1  Día de la Marina Nacional (Navy Day) fullstaffFull Staff Flag Day
5  Commemoration of the victims of the 2009 Hermosillo daycare center fire (2009).HalfStaffHalf Staff Flag Day
13  San Antonio de Padua
 19

Día del Padre   3rd Sunday in June

 21  Victory of the Republican Armies over the Second Mexican Empire (1867) fullstaffFull Staff Flag Day
 24

San Juan Bautista

 27

Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro

 29

San Pedro y San Pablo

July   Julio

4 Nuestra Señora del Refuge
5

Nuestra Señora del Refuge

16

Nuestra Señora del Carmen

 17

Death of General Alvaro Obregón (1928) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

 18

Death of Benito Juárez (1872) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

   La Guelaguetza-Lunes del Cerro Festival, Oaxaca
 25

Santiago Apóstol

 30

Death of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1811) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

August  Agosto

15 La Asunción de la Virgen María 
26

San Agustín Patron Saint of Puebla

September   Septiembre

1  Opening of the first ordinary session of the Mexican Congress fullstaffFull Staff Flag Day
12

Commemoration of the sacrifice of Saint Patrick’s Battalion during the Mexican–American War (1847) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

13

The Day of the Niños Héroes HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

14

Incorporation of Chiapas as a Federal State fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 

Día del Charro

 15

Commemoration of the Grito de Delores fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 16

Beginning of the Mexican War of Independence (1810) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 19

Anniversary of the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

 27

Consummation of Independence (1821) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 29

San Miguel Archangel Patron Saint of San Miguel de Allende

 30

Birth of José María Morelos (1765) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

October   Octubre

1

Día del Ángel

2

Commemoration of the Tlatelolco massacre (1968) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

4

San Francisco de Asís, Patron Saint of Chapala

 7  Commemoration of the sacrifice of Senator Belisario Domínguez (1913) HalfStaffHalf Staff Flag Day
 12

Día de la Raza fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 23

Día Nacional de la Aviación (National Aviation Day) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 24

Día de las Naciones Unidas (United Nations Day) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 30

Birth of Francisco I. Madero (1873

Novermber   Noviembre

1 Día de Todos los Santos
2

Día de los Fieles Difuntos Day of the Dead

 6

Adoption of the Act of National Independence by the Congress of Chilpancingo (1813) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 12

Día del Cartero

 20

Beginning of the Mexican Revolution (1910) fullstaff

Full Staff Flag Day

 23

Santa Cecilia Patron Saint of Musicians

 30

San Andrés Patron Saint of Ajijic

December   Diciembre

1  Day of the Closing of Session of the Mexican Congress fullstaffFull Staff Flag Day
6

San Nicolás

8

La Inmaculada Concepción de la Virgen María

12

Día de la Virgen de Guadalude

16

16 to 24 Las Posadas Las Posadas Las Posadas Las Posadas

22

Death of José María Morelos (1815) HalfStaff

Half Staff Flag Day

 24  Nochebuena
 25  Navidad
 28 Dia de los Santos Innocentes
 29 Birth of Venustiano Carranza, (1859) fullstaffFull Staff Flag Day
 31

New Years Eve Celebrations

 

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