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.
Is Inauguration day a Public Holiday?
Inauguration day is not a public holiday in 2023. Schools and most businesses are open.
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
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