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New Year's Eve in Mexico

Quick Facts

New Year’s Eve, on December 31, is the last day of the year.

Local names

NameLanguage
New Year's EveEnglish
Fiesta de Fin de AñoSpanish
SilvesterGerman

New Year's Eve 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015
List of dates for other years

New Year’s Eve (Fiesta de Fin de Año) is a festive occasion for millions of people in Mexico, as it is a time to say good bye to the year ending and to welcome the New Year.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve

Beaches like Acapulco and Cancun are packed with tourists from all over the world on New Year’s Eve. Parties and dinners are held to celebrate the night in anticipation of the New Year. Fireworks are lit and champagne glasses are toasted at the stroke of midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. “Feliz Año Nuevo!” is often the first expression that is shared among friends and family on January 1 – it simply means “Happy New Year”. Celebratory meals include: bacalao (dried, salted codfish); buñuelos (fried dough ball dessert); and ponche (fruit punch).

There are many superstitious activities that people do for fun. It is believed that dressing in certain colors will bring positivity:  white for spiritual goodness; green for good health; red for love; and yellow for wealth. One midnight tradition is to throw a bucket of water out the window for renewal in the New Year. Another is to sweep out old dust and sweep in coins for prosperity at home.

Public life

New Year’s Eve is an observance and not a public holiday in Mexico.

About New Year's Eve

New Year’s Day, January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar, which is used in many countries. New Year’s Eve is a holiday with many traditions that is celebrated worldwide.

About New Year's Eve in other countries

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New Year's Eve Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonDec 311990New Year's EveObservance
TueDec 311991New Year's EveObservance
ThuDec 311992New Year's EveObservance
FriDec 311993New Year's EveObservance
SatDec 311994New Year's EveObservance
SunDec 311995New Year's EveObservance
TueDec 311996New Year's EveObservance
WedDec 311997New Year's EveObservance
ThuDec 311998New Year's EveObservance
FriDec 311999New Year's EveObservance
SunDec 312000New Year's EveObservance
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ThuDec 312020New Year's EveObservance

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