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Valentine's Day in Mexico

Quick Facts

Valentine’s Day in Mexico is not just for romance – it is also a time to show an appreciation for friends.

Local names

NameLanguage
Valentine's DayEnglish
Día del amor y la amistadSpanish
ValentinstagGerman

Alternative name

San Valentín

Valentine's Day 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015
List of dates for other years

Valentine’s Day in Mexico is known as Día del amor y la amistad, which means the day of love and friendship. It is celebrated on February 14.

Red roses and a cup of coffee by the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated with balloons, flowers – particularly roses – and other gifts to express one’s love, affection or appreciation for a loved one or a friend. Many couples go out for dinner to make the most of a romantic evening on February 14.

Public life

Valentine’s Day is an observance and not a national public holiday in Mexico. Restaurants can be particularly busy on this day.

About Valentine’s Day

The origins of Valentine's Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE.

About Valentine's Day in other countries

Read more about Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
WedFeb 141990Valentine's DayObservance
ThuFeb 141991Valentine's DayObservance
FriFeb 141992Valentine's DayObservance
SunFeb 141993Valentine's DayObservance
MonFeb 141994Valentine's DayObservance
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FriFeb 141997Valentine's DayObservance
SatFeb 141998Valentine's DayObservance
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MonFeb 142000Valentine's DayObservance
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FriFeb 142003Valentine's DayObservance
SatFeb 142004Valentine's DayObservance
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TueFeb 142006Valentine's DayObservance
WedFeb 142007Valentine's DayObservance
ThuFeb 142008Valentine's DayObservance
SatFeb 142009Valentine's DayObservance
SunFeb 142010Valentine's DayObservance
MonFeb 142011Valentine's DayObservance
TueFeb 142012Valentine's DayObservance
ThuFeb 142013Valentine's DayObservance
FriFeb 142014Valentine's DayObservance
SatFeb 142015Valentine's DayObservance
SunFeb 142016Valentine's DayObservance
TueFeb 142017Valentine's DayObservance
WedFeb 142018Valentine's DayObservance
ThuFeb 142019Valentine's DayObservance
FriFeb 142020Valentine's DayObservance

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