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Festivals and Holidays

Mexico is a nation that loves to party! Planning your trip to coincide with a festival or holiday will ensure that your vacation is full of local color.
  1. Monthly Events List (13)
  2. Mexican Independence Day (7)
  3. Day of the Dead (15)
  4. Christmas in Mexico (12)
  5. Carnival in Mexico (4)
  6. Semana Santa (4)
  7. Cinco de Mayo (5)
  8. Travel Trade Shows in Mexico (4)

Mexican National Holidays
List of Mexican national public holidays

Mexico's Day of the Dead Celebrations
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.

Mexican Film Festivals
There are several film festivals that take place in Mexico throughout the year. Here is a list of Mexico's most important film festivals.

Celebrating the Spring Equinox in Mexico
The spring equinox is celebrated in Mexico with spring festivals and parades, but the main events of this day take place in archaeological sites.

20 de noviembre - Día de la Revolución
November 20th is Revolution Day in Mexico, the day the Mexican revolution is commemorated.

Radish Festival Photo Gallery
View photos of the Radish Festival (Noche de Rabanos), celebrated in Oaxaca every December 23rd.

New Year's Eve in Mexico
Learn how Mexicans celebrate New Year's Eve.

Día de la Candelaria
Dia de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated in Mexico on February 2nd. Find out about the origins of this fiesta and the celebrations that occur on this date.

Dia de la Candelaria Photo Gallery
See how the Dia de la Candelaria (February 2) is celebrated in Mexico.

Valentine's Day in Mexico
Find out how Mexicans celebrate Valentine's Day, known as the Dia del Amor y la Amistad, and how to spend it if you're in Mexico on February 14th.

Lent in Mexico
Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Find out how Lent is observed in Mexico.

Holy Week and Easter in Mexico
Holy Week in Mexico is both a religious and a secular holiday. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.

Oaxaca's Guelaguetza Festival
The Guelaguetza takes place in Oaxaca every July. Here are some images from the Guelaguetza in Cuilapan.

Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca
The Guelaguetza is a traditional folk dance festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca during the last two weeks of July.

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