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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.

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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
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