Home   Calendar   Holidays   Mexico   Valentine's Day
Flag for Mexico

Valentine's Day in Mexico

Valentine’s Day in Mexico is known as Día del amor y la amistad, which means the day of love and friendship. It is celebrated on February 14.

Is Valentine's Day a Public Holiday?

Valentine's Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Red roses and a cup of coffee by the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.

©iStockphoto.com/CorinnaRodriguez

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated with balloons, flowers – particularly roses – and other gifts to express one’s love, affection or appreciation for a loved one or a friend. Many couples go out for dinner to make the most of a romantic evening on February 14.

Public Life

Valentine’s Day is an observance and not a national public holiday in Mexico. Restaurants can be particularly busy on this day.

About Valentine’s Day

The origins of Valentine's Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE.

About Valentine's Day in other countries

Read more about Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2016SunFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2017TueFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2018WedFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2019ThuFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2020FriFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2021SunFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2022MonFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2023TueFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2024WedFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance
2025FriFeb 14Valentine's DayObservance

We diligently research and continuously update our holiday dates and information. If you find a mistake, please let us know.

You might also like

Halloween

Halloween is celebrated in Mexico on the last day of October, the day before All Saints’ Day. more

All Saints' Day

All Saints’ Day is a religious observance in Mexico on November 1 to remember all the saints in the Catholic Church. more

All Souls' Day

All Souls’ Day, popularly known as the Day of the Dead, is a bank holiday in Mexico to remember deceased relatives and friends on November 2. more

Revolution Day Memorial

Revolution Day is held on the third Monday in November to commemorate the start of the Mexican revolution to overthrow the Porfirio Diaz dictatorship in 1910. more