May Days in Mexico

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May Days!!

May is one of the busier months of the year in Mexico, with a mountain of special days to consider if you either work or study here. Please take into account these dates before making any major plans.

May 1st – Labor Day

This is a national holiday in Mexico. May 1st in Mexico is celebrated as International Labor Day and will fall in 2016 on a Sunday.

May 3rd – Day of the Holy Cross

Construction workers decorate crosses with flowers and mount them on buildings under construction.

May 5th – Cinco de Mayo

It seems this is a bigger holiday in the US than here in Mexico. It commemorates the battle in Puebla of 1862 in which the Mexican army defeated the French.

May 10th – Mother’s Day

This holiday is HUGE here is Mexico. Mothers Day is celebrated on the fixed day of May 10th in Mexico as opposed to Mothers Day in US/Canada that falls on the second Sunday of May. In 2016, Mother’s Day will fall on a Tuesday. Make restaurant reservations days in advance! Most moms have the day off work too.

May 15 – Teacher’s Day

Teachers usually get the day off of school and celebrate with a breakfast date with fellow teachers.

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