Sometimes one of the hardest things about moving to a new country is understanding the holidays and Mexican statutory Holidays are no exception. Here is a short primer on the Statutory holidays in Mexico.
Statutory holidays (“feriados” or “días de asueto” in Spanish) where most employees, public and private are to get the day off with regular pay. If an employee is needed to work that day they must be paid for the statutory holiday and two times their regular pay for the time worked on the statutory holiday.
When a statutory holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday is considered the statutory holiday and if it falls on Saturday, Friday will be considered the statutory holiday.
Here is a list of the statutory holidays here in Mexico.
January 1: New Year’s Day
First Monday of February: Constitution Day (Díá dé lá Constitución)
Third Monday of March: Benito Juárez’s birthday
May 1: Labor Day (Día del Trabajo)
May 5: Cinco de Mayo
September 16: Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)
Third Monday of November: Revolution Day (Día de la Revolution)
December 31: Change of Federal Government (Transmisión del Poder Ejective Federal). This happens every six years, when a new President is sworn into office.
December 25: Christmas (Navidad)
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