Inauguration day in Mexico
Inauguration Day (Transmisión del Poder Ejecutivo Federal) is a public holiday in Mexico every 6 years on December 1. Mexico’s newly elected president is inaugurated on this day, 6 months after the general election.
Celebrate Inauguration Day
The president’s inauguration starts early on December 1, followed by an inauguration speech. Extra security is allocated, as protests against the country’s leaders have been common in the past.
Inauguration Day is a public holiday across Mexico, so banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. Tourist stores and businesses may be open. Anyone planning to travel via bus or train must check for possible public transport schedule changes.
About Inauguration Day
According to the Mexican constitution, the president is elected every 6 years. Once the president is elected, she or he takes office on Inauguration Day on December 1.
Did You Know?
The president of Mexico cannot serve more than one six-year term, according to the country’s constitution.
Inauguration day Observances
|Sat||Dec 1||2012||Inauguration day||National holiday|
|Sat||Dec 1||2018||Inauguration day||National holiday|
Quick FactsMexico’s presidential inauguration day is a national holiday, in which a new president is inaugurated on December every 6 years.
Inauguration day 2018Saturday, December 1, 2018
Inauguration day 2019Inauguration day does not occur in 2019
Name in other languages
|Transmisión del Poder Ejecutivo Federal||Spanish|
|Tag der Amtseinführung der neuen Regierung||German|
Alternative nameChange of Federal Government
Other holidays in December 2018 in Mexico
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Saturday, December 8, 2018
- Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Wednesday, December 12, 2018
- Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24, 2018
- Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25, 2018
- Day of the Holy Innocents – Friday, December 28, 2018
- New Year's Eve – Monday, December 31, 2018