Constitution Day in Mexico
Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) is an official holiday that celebrates the anniversary of Mexico’s current constitution, which was promulgated on February 5, 1917.
Celebrate Constitution Day
Festivals, picnics, music concerts, and street celebrations are part of the festivities that occur throughout Mexico on Constitution Day.
Constitution 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 Constitution Day
Mexico’s constitution (Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos) was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro, in central Mexico, following a revolution that started in 1910. It was approved by the Mexican constitutional congress on February 5, 1917. The document included significant social reforms to labor laws and provided for equality without discrimination, among other reforms.
Constitution Day Observances
|Mon||Feb 1||2010||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Fri||Feb 5||2010||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Sat||Feb 5||2011||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 7||2011||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Feb 5||2012||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 6||2012||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 4||2013||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Tue||Feb 5||2013||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 3||2014||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Wed||Feb 5||2014||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 2||2015||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Thu||Feb 5||2015||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 1||2016||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Fri||Feb 5||2016||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Feb 5||2017||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 6||2017||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 5||2018||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 4||2019||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Tue||Feb 5||2019||Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Mon||Feb 3||2020||Day off for Constitution Day||National holiday|
|Wed||Feb 5||2020||Constitution Day||National holiday|
Quick FactsMexico’s Constitution Day is celebrated on the first Monday in February to commemorate the Constitution of 1917.
Constitution Day 2016Monday, February 1, 2016 – Day off
Friday, February 5, 2016
Constitution Day 2017Sunday, February 5, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017 – Day off
Name in other languages
|Día de la Constitución||Spanish|
|Tag der Verfassung||German|
Other holidays in February 2016 in Mexico
- Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, February 10, 2016
- Valentine's Day – Sunday, February 14, 2016
- Flag Day – Wednesday, February 24, 2016