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Flag Day 2025 in Mexico

Mexico’s Flag Day (Día de la Bandera) is annually observed on February 24 to honor the country’s flag.

Is Flag Day a Public Holiday?

Flag Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Mexico's national flag, with the emblem of the eagle and snake.


Celebrate Flag Day

Mexican flags are seen hoisted high in front of offices, government buildings, and some homes on February 24. Thousands of people attend events held across Mexico to honor the flag.

Public Life

Flag Day is a national observance in Mexico.

About Flag Day

Mexicans first celebrated the country’s current flag on February 24, 1937. The design of this flag was used in 1821 and the current flag was officially adopted in 1968. Its colors – red, white, and green – are the national liberation army’s colors.

Did You Know?

The emblem in the middle of the flag stems from a legendary story of Aztecs who built their empire on a spot where they found an eagle eating a snake on top of a cactus. It is believed that the incident of the eagle and snake was a sign given by one of their gods and the place where it happened is today’s capital, Mexico City.

Flag Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019SunFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2020MonFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2021WedFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2022ThuFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2023FriFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2024SatFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2025MonFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2026TueFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2027WedFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2028ThuFeb 24Flag DayObservance
2029SatFeb 24Flag DayObservance

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