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Constitution Day in Mexico

Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) is an official holiday that celebrates the anniversary of Mexico’s current constitution, which was promulgated on February 5, 1917.

Is Constitution Day a Public Holiday?

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

Equality, health protection, right to housing, and free work choices are outlined in Mexico's constitution.

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Celebrate Constitution Day

Festivals, picnics, music concerts, and street celebrations are part of the festivities that occur throughout Mexico on Constitution Day.

Public Life

Constitution Day is a federal public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. People intending on travelling via public transport in Mexico should check with public transit authorities on any timetable or route changes.

About Constitution Day

Mexico’s constitution (Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos) was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro, in central Mexico, following a revolution that started in 1910. It was approved by the Mexican constitutional congress on February 5, 1917. The document included significant social reforms to labor laws and provided for equality without discrimination, among other reforms.

Constitution Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonFeb 2Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2015ThuFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2016MonFeb 1Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2016FriFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2017SunFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2017MonFeb 6Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2018MonFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2019MonFeb 4Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2019TueFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2020MonFeb 3Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2020WedFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2021MonFeb 1Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2021FriFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2022SatFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2022MonFeb 7Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2023SunFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2023MonFeb 6Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2024MonFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday
2025MonFeb 3Day off for Constitution DayNational holiday
2025WedFeb 5Constitution DayNational holiday

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