Oil Expropriation Day in Mexico
Mexicans remember Oil Expropriation Day (Día de la Expropiación Petrolera) as the day that the country’s oil fields were nationalized on March 18, 1938.
Celebrate Oil Expropriation Day
Some Mexicans in the oil and gas industry celebrate Oil Expropriation Day with events to honor the sovereignty and national ownership of oil resources.
Oil Expropriation Day is a national observance in Mexico.
About Oil Expropriation Day
With oil being one of Mexico’s important resources, Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas nationalized all oil reserves, facilities and oil companies on March 18, 1938. This was done in the best interest of Mexicans. Mexican state-owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) was established shortly after.
Oil Expropriation Day Observances
|Thu||Mar 18||2010||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Fri||Mar 18||2011||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Sun||Mar 18||2012||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Mon||Mar 18||2013||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Tue||Mar 18||2014||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Wed||Mar 18||2015||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Fri||Mar 18||2016||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Sat||Mar 18||2017||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Sun||Mar 18||2018||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Mon||Mar 18||2019||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
|Wed||Mar 18||2020||Oil Expropriation Day||Observance|
Quick FactsOil Expropriation Day serves as a national reminder of when Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas proclaimed the expropriation of all mineral and oil reserves in Mexico.
Oil Expropriation Day 2016Friday, March 18, 2016
Oil Expropriation Day 2017Saturday, March 18, 2017
Name in other languages
|Oil Expropriation Day||English|
|Verstaatlichung der Ölindustrie||German|
Other holidays in March 2016 in Mexico
- Palm Sunday – Sunday, March 20, 2016
- Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial – Monday, March 21, 2016
- Maundy Thursday – Thursday, March 24, 2016
- Good Friday – Friday, March 25, 2016
- Holy Saturday – Saturday, March 26, 2016
- Easter Day – Sunday, March 27, 2016