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Inauguration day in Mexico

Inauguration Day (Transmisión del Poder Ejecutivo Federal) is a public holiday in Mexico every 6 years on December 1. Mexico’s newly elected president is inaugurated on this day, 6 months after the general election.

The National Palace is the seat of the president and the federal executive in Mexico.
The National Palace is the seat of the president and the federal executive in Mexico.

Celebrate Inauguration Day

The president’s inauguration starts early on December 1, followed by an inauguration speech. Extra security is allocated, as protests against the country’s leaders have been common in the past.

Public Life

Inauguration Day is a public holiday across Mexico, so banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. Tourist stores and businesses may be open. Anyone planning to travel via bus or train must check for possible public transport schedule changes.

About Inauguration Day

According to the Mexican constitution, the president is elected every 6 years. Once the president is elected, she or he takes office on Inauguration Day on December 1.

Did You Know?

The president of Mexico cannot serve more than one six-year term, according to the country’s constitution.

Inauguration day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatDec 12012Inauguration dayNational holiday
SatDec 12018Inauguration dayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Mexico’s presidential inauguration day is a national holiday, in which a new president is inaugurated on December every 6 years.

Inauguration day 2016

Inauguration day does not occur in 2016

Inauguration day 2017

Inauguration day does not occur in 2017


Name in other languages

Inauguration dayEnglish
Transmisión del Poder Ejecutivo FederalSpanish
Tag der Amtseinführung der neuen RegierungGerman

Alternative name

Change of Federal Government

List of dates for other years

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