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Father's Day in Mexico

Fathers’ Day (Día del Padre) is celebrated to honor fathers and male parental figures in Mexico on the third Sunday of June. It is also observed in other countries.

Is Father's Day a Public Holiday?

Father's Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, June 16, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Mexico.

Dads in Mexico celebrate Fathers' Day on the third Sunday in June.

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Celebrate Fathers’ Day

Like Mothers’ Day and Children’s Day in Mexico, Fathers’ Day is a family-centric observance. Cards, chocolates, artwork, t-shirts, and other presents are given to fathers and father-like role models on this day. Father’s Day community activities, including fun runs, are held in some cities. Most schools have special events, such as pot-luck lunches, hand-made artwork on display, children singing songs, or school plays.

Public Life

Fathers’ Day is an observance and not a federal public holiday in Mexico.

About Fathers’ Day

There are some suggestions that the idea of Father's Day may stem from the pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the Sun as the father of the universe. The June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father's Day so some people see a link between the two.

The modern Fathers’ Day origin is believed to have come from the U.S. – some say it was first celebrated in Washington on June 19, 1910, while others believe it was celebrated in West Virginia on July 5, 1908. Regardless, the popularity of Fathers’ Day has spread to countries such as Mexico.

About Father's Day in other countries

Read more about Father's Day.

Father's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunJun 21Father's DayObservance
2016SunJun 19Father's DayObservance
2017SunJun 18Father's DayObservance
2018SunJun 17Father's DayObservance
2019SunJun 16Father's DayObservance
2020SunJun 21Father's DayObservance
2021SunJun 20Father's DayObservance
2022SunJun 19Father's DayObservance
2023SunJun 18Father's DayObservance
2024SunJun 16Father's DayObservance
2025SunJun 15Father's DayObservance

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