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Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial in Mexico

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Benito Juárez Day (Natalicio de Benito Juárez) is a national holiday in Mexico to honor the birthday of one the country’s greatest presidents.

Local names

NameLanguage
Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialEnglish
Natalicio de Benito JuárezSpanish
Geburtstag von Benito JuárezGerman

Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014 – Day off
Friday, March 21, 2014

Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015 – Day off
Saturday, March 21, 2015
List of dates for other years

The birthday of Benito Juárez is celebrated as a public holiday in Mexico on the third Monday in March. This national hero is known for making reforms to create a democratic federal republic.

This monument in Mexico City is dedicated to Benito Juárez.

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Celebrate Benito Juárez Day

A few political events are held to celebrate Benito Juarez’s birthday. His birth city San Pablo Guelatao hosts a range of activities, including contests, tournaments, fireworks and popular dances, to honor him.

Public life

Benito Juárez Day is a federal public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. People intending on travelling via public transport in Mexico should check with public transit authorities on any timetable or route changes.

About Benito Juárez Day

Benito Juárez was born in San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca, on March 21, 1806. He was a lawyer who later held many public offices including as state legislator, civil judge, government secretary, and governor. In 1853 he was exiled to the United States due to political conflict. The following year he helped publish the Plan de Ayutla, which ended the dictatorship of political leader Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, thus convening a new Constitutional Congress.

In 1857 Juárez was elected president of the Supreme Court of Justice, a position he held until December of that year, when he became president. From then until his death in 1872, he led the government during historically significant events including the Reform War, the French Intervention, the Second Empire and the republic’s restoration.

Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
WedMar 211990Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
ThuMar 211991Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SatMar 211992Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SunMar 211993Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 211994Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
TueMar 211995Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
ThuMar 211996Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
FriMar 211997Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SatMar 211998Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SunMar 211999Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
TueMar 212000Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
WedMar 212001Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
ThuMar 212002Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
FriMar 212003Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SunMar 212004Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 212005Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
TueMar 212006Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 192007Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
WedMar 212007Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 172008Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
FriMar 212008Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 162009Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SatMar 212009Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 152010Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SunMar 212010Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 212011Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 192012Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
WedMar 212012Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 182013Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
ThuMar 212013Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 172014Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
FriMar 212014Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 162015Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SatMar 212015Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 212016Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 202017Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
TueMar 212017Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 192018Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
WedMar 212018Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 182019Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
ThuMar 212019Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
MonMar 162020Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday
SatMar 212020Benito Juárez's Birthday MemorialNational holiday

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