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Mexican Holidays

Mexican holidays

Mexican holidays are truly unique. Typical events range from local saints days to lively carnivals.

Mexican holidays are truly unique. Typical events range from local saints days to lively carnivals. One thing that unites Mexico's is the vibrant energy, colorful celebrations and community spirit.p>

While the predominate holidays in Mexico are linked to the Catholic church, such as Christmas and Easter, there are also a long list of national days in Mexico, most of which are linked to  patriotism, the revolutionary struggle and key figures associated with Mexican independence. These include Día de la Constitución, Día de la Revolución, Día de la Independencia and Natalicio de Miguel Hidalgo.

Perhaps the most well-known holidays in Mexico are Cinco de Mayo and Día de los Muertos. Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated throughout the USA, however, the celebrations in America are simply a product of commercialisation are far removed from the Mexican holiday itself, which is only celebrated in the region of Puebla.

Día de los Muertos is also famous for its unique qualities. The Mexican holiday is in honor of dead friends and relatives, and often associated with celebrating a person's life through humorous anecdotes and memories.

Whether it's bizarre festivals such as Noche de los Rabanos or fascinating celebrations Las Posadas, this section will provide you with more information about some of the vast range of festivals and holidays in Mexico.