Public Holidays in Mexico for 2019
The Mexican government releases public holidays in Mexico, and they govern the country under the labour laws. The government has the authority to add holidays as one-time events if needed. Currently, Mexico celebrates seven national holidays, several numbers of civic holidays and one traditional holiday.
Holiday for the Mexican Nation
The national holidays are mainly made up of Mexico’s historical events. By law, businesses and offices are required to provide a paid day off to employees for the seven national holidays only. As for the civic or traditional holidays, companies can give a day off to employees, but employers are not required to pay for these off days.
The following are public holiday dates in Mexico for 2019. These dates will change according to the official announcement.
Dates of the Mexico Public Holiday 2019
|1 January||Tuesday||New Year’s Day|
|18 March||Monday||Benito Juarez Day|
|11 April||Thursday||Constitution Day|
|18 April||Thursday||Holy Thursday *|
|19 April||Friday||Good Friday *|
|1 May||Wednesday||Labor Day|
|5 May||Thursday||Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla*|
|16 September||Sunday||Independence Day|
|12 October||Monday||Columbus Day*|
|2 November||Saturday||All Souls’ Day*|
|18 November||Monday||Revolution Day|
|12 December||Thursday||Lady of Guadalupe Day*|
|25 December||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
Click here for more information from https://mx.usembassy.gov original release which U.S Embassy and Consulate in Mexico has published.
As seen in the table, the holidays marked with an asterisk are not official national holidays, but they keep it widely throughout Mexico. One such holiday is the Feast of Lady of Guadalupe. It is such a massive celebration in Mexico that most businesses and government offices close on that day.
Some businesses stay open during national holidays; hence, the employees working for the company would have to come to work as well. Under the Mexican labour law, employers of such business would have to pay their employees three times their hourly wage rate. It is for every hour that they work on a national holiday. Furthermore, if an employee that works on a shift basis, they can determine the length of time they work on a holiday.
Doing Business in Mexico
Delectable cuisine, heartwarming people, rich culture and mariachis are what most people would think of when you say Mexico. Hence, it is true that even doing business in Mexico, and you will be faced with cheerfulness and not a dull moment. Business owners from near and far can find out more about business in Mexico is an adventure waiting to unfold.