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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.

Is Inauguration day a Public Holiday?

Inauguration day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2018 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

The National Palace is the seat of the president and the federal executive in Mexico.

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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.

Public Life

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2012SatDec 1Inauguration dayNational holiday
2018SatDec 1Inauguration dayNational holiday

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