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Flag Day in Mexico

Quick Facts

Mexico’s Flag Day celebrates the national flag, which features vertical stripes of red, white and green with the national coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe.

Local names

NameLanguage
Flag DayEnglish
Día de la BanderaSpanish
Tag der NationalflaggeGerman

Flag Day 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Flag Day 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
List of dates for other years

Mexico’s Flag Day (Día de la Bandera) is annually observed on February 24 to honor the country’s flag.

Mexico's national flag, with the emblem of the eagle and snake.

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Celebrate Flag Day

Mexican flags are seen hoisted high in front of offices, government buildings, and some homes on February 24. Thousands of people attend events held across Mexico to honor the flag.

Public life

Flag Day is a national observance in Mexico.

About Flag Day

Mexicans first celebrated the country’s current flag on February 24, 1937. The design of this flag was used in 1821 and the current flag was officially adopted in 1968. Its colors – red, white, and green – are the national liberation army’s colors.

Did you know?

The emblem in the middle of the flag stems from a legendary story of Aztecs who built their empire on a spot where they found an eagle eating a snake on top of a cactus. It is believed that the incident of the eagle and snake was a sign given by one of their gods and the place where it happened is today’s capital, Mexico City.

Flag Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SatFeb 241990Flag DayObservance
SunFeb 241991Flag DayObservance
MonFeb 241992Flag DayObservance
WedFeb 241993Flag DayObservance
ThuFeb 241994Flag DayObservance
FriFeb 241995Flag DayObservance
SatFeb 241996Flag DayObservance
MonFeb 241997Flag DayObservance
TueFeb 241998Flag DayObservance
WedFeb 241999Flag DayObservance
ThuFeb 242000Flag DayObservance
SatFeb 242001Flag DayObservance
SunFeb 242002Flag DayObservance
MonFeb 242003Flag DayObservance
TueFeb 242004Flag DayObservance
ThuFeb 242005Flag DayObservance
FriFeb 242006Flag DayObservance
SatFeb 242007Flag DayObservance
SunFeb 242008Flag DayObservance
TueFeb 242009Flag DayObservance
WedFeb 242010Flag DayObservance
ThuFeb 242011Flag DayObservance
FriFeb 242012Flag DayObservance
SunFeb 242013Flag DayObservance
MonFeb 242014Flag DayObservance
TueFeb 242015Flag DayObservance
WedFeb 242016Flag DayObservance
FriFeb 242017Flag DayObservance
SatFeb 242018Flag DayObservance
SunFeb 242019Flag DayObservance
MonFeb 242020Flag DayObservance

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