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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.

Equality, health protection, right to housing, and free work choices are outlined in Mexico's constitution
Equality, health protection, right to housing, and free work choices are outlined in Mexico's constitution.
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Celebrate Constitution Day

Festivals, picnics, music concerts, and street celebrations are part of the festivities that occur throughout Mexico on Constitution Day.

Public Life

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonFeb 12010Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
FriFeb 52010Constitution DayNational holiday
SatFeb 52011Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 72011Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
SunFeb 52012Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 62012Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 42013Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
TueFeb 52013Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 32014Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
WedFeb 52014Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 22015Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
ThuFeb 52015Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 12016Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
FriFeb 52016Constitution DayNational holiday
SunFeb 52017Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 62017Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 52018Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 42019Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
TueFeb 52019Constitution DayNational holiday
MonFeb 32020Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
WedFeb 52020Constitution DayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Mexico’s Constitution Day is celebrated on the first Monday in February to commemorate the Constitution of 1917.

Constitution Day 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 – Day off
Friday, February 5, 2016

Constitution Day 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017 – Day off

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Constitution DayEnglish
Día de la ConstituciónSpanish
Tag der VerfassungGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in February 2017 in Mexico

World Holiday on February 5, 2017

Fun Holidays on February 5, 2017

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