Flag Day in Mexico
Mexico’s Flag Day (Día de la Bandera) is annually observed on February 24 to honor the country’s flag.
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.
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
|Wed||Feb 24||2010||Flag Day||Observance|
|Thu||Feb 24||2011||Flag Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 24||2012||Flag Day||Observance|
|Sun||Feb 24||2013||Flag Day||Observance|
|Mon||Feb 24||2014||Flag Day||Observance|
|Tue||Feb 24||2015||Flag Day||Observance|
|Wed||Feb 24||2016||Flag Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 24||2017||Flag Day||Observance|
|Sat||Feb 24||2018||Flag Day||Observance|
|Sun||Feb 24||2019||Flag Day||Observance|
|Mon||Feb 24||2020||Flag Day||Observance|
Quick FactsMexico’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.
Flag Day 2016Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Flag Day 2017Friday, February 24, 2017
Name in other languages
|Día de la Bandera||Spanish|
|Tag der Nationalflagge||German|
Other holidays in February 2016 in Mexico
- Constitution Day – Monday, February 1, 2016
- Constitution Day – Friday, February 5, 2016
- Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, February 10, 2016
- Valentine's Day – Sunday, February 14, 2016