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#1 AfricanVenus

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    Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:51 AM

    Planning a wedding from hundreds of miles away can be stressful, we all know. We send countless emails and fail to get a timely reply. No worries, it may be because our coordinators/planners/vendors may be on a federal holiday. Vendors may neglect to tell you they have a holiday coming up because they're so used to it. We may do the same on our end. So, in an attempt to limit the frustration, I've compiled a list of holidays so that B2Bs don't get frustrated when replies are delayed. They are divided into Statutory Holidays, Civic Holidays, and Festivals. Also keep in mind that certain states, and cities within them, have their own local holidays.


    Statutory Holidays: Workers entitled to a day off


    Date English name Spanish name Remarks
    January 1 New Year's Day A±o Nuevo First day of the year.
    February 5 Constitution day D­a de la Constituci³n Celebrates the Promulgation of the 1857 and 1917 Constitutions. Observance: First Monday of February.
    March 21 Benito Ju¡rez's birthday Natalicio de Benito Ju¡rez Commemorates President Benito Ju¡rez's birthday. Observance: Third Monday of March
    May 1 Labor day D­a del Trabajo Commemorates the Mexican workers' union movements
    September 16 Independence Day D­a de la Independencia Commemorates the start of the Independence War.
    November 20 Revolution day D­a de la Revoluci³n Commemorates the start of the Mexican Revolution. Observance: Third Monday of November.
    December 1 Change of Federal Government Transmisi³n del Poder Ejecutivo Federal Every six years, when a new President is sworn in office.
    Next observance: December 1, 2012.
    December 25 Christmas Navidad

    Christmas celebration; secular and religious holiday.


    Civic Holidays: observed nationwide, but workers aren't entitled to a day off


    Date English Name Spanish Name Remarks
    February 19 Army's Day D­a del Ej©rcito Celebrates the Mexican Army on the Loyalty Day ("D­a de la Lealtad").
    February 24 Flag Day D­a de la Bandera Celebrates the current Flag of Mexico and honors the previous ones.
    March 18 Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation Aniversario de la Expropiaci³n petrolera Celebrates the Oil Expropriation.
    April 21 Heroic Defense of Veracruz Heroica Defensa de Veracruz Commemorates the defense against the United States occupation of Veracruz in 1914.
    May 5 Fifth of May Cinco de Mayo Celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army, led by Gral. Ignacio Zaragoza against French forces in the city of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.
    May 8 Miguel Hidalgo's birthday Natalicio de Miguel Hidalgo Commemorates the birth in 1753 of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the initiator of the Mexican Independence War.
    June 1 Marine's Day D­a de la Marina Celebrates the Mexican Navy.
    September 13 "Boy Heroes" or "Heroic Cadets" D­a de los Ni±os H©roes Celebrates the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican–American War of 1847.
    September 15 Cry of Dolores Grito de Dolores Celebrates the Grito de Dolores, an event that marked the start of the independence war against Spain.
    September 27 End of Independence War Consumaci³n de la Independencia Celebrates the end of the Mexican Independence War on 1821.
    September 30 Morelos' birthday Natalicio de Jos© Ma. Morelos y Pav³n Commemorates the birth of one of the founding fathers of the Mexican nation.
    October 12 Columbus Day Descubrimiento de Am©rica Commemorates the Discovery of the Americas in 1492 by the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus.


    Festivals: Similar to our Mother's Day and Valentine's Day; also many religious holidays


    Date English Name Spanish Name Remarks
    January 6 Epiphany D­a de los Santos Reyes Celebrates the Biblical New Testament story of the arrival of the three wise men.
    February 14 Valentine's Day D­a de San Valent­n Celebrates amorous unions.
    April 30 Children's Day D­a del Ni±o Honors all the children.
    May 10 Mother's Day D­a de las Madres Honors all the mothers throughout the country.
    May 15 Teacher's Day D­a del Maestro Honors all the teachers throughout the country.
    May 23 Student's Day D­a del estudiante Honors all the students throughout the country.
    Third Sunday of June Father's Day D­a del Padre Honors all the fathers throughout the country.
    November 1 All Saints' Day (Day of the Dead) D­a de Todos los Santos Honors dead relatives and/or friends (who were less than 18 years of age and unmarried).
    November 2 All Souls' Day (Day of the Dead) D­a de los Fieles Difuntos Honors dead relatives and/or friends (who were more than 18 years of age or married). It is not a state holiday.
    December 12 Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe D­a de la Virgen de Guadalupe Celebrates the day that Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared on Tepeyac hill to the native Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. It is not a state holiday.
    December 16–24 Las Posadas Las Posadas Commemorates the Biblical New Testament story of Joseph and Mary's search for shelter in Bethlehem.
    December 24 Christmas Eve Nochebuena Celebrates the eve of the nativity of Jesus
    December 28 Day of the Innocents Dia de los Santos Innocentes On this day, people pull practical jokes on each other. It is equivalent to the U.S. version of April Fools' Day (April 1).
    December 31 New Year's Eve A±o Nuevo V¬spera Mexicans celebrate New Year's Eve


    Jalisco Holidays: http://www.costalegr...s_Festivals.htm



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    #2 Sharon99

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      Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:28 AM

      This is good to know, thanks for the info!!

      #3 JayKay

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      Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:45 PM

      This is so helpful! Thanks for sharing!

      #4 jamieirene

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        Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:52 PM

        Thank goodness no holidays during my entire weddding week! Thanks for sharing!

        #5 AfricanVenus

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          Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:51 AM

          Whatever it takes to make wedding planning easier!

          Heaven endures and the Earth lasts a long time, because they do not live for themselves. ~~Our story endures: June 25, 2011~~
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          #6 Maritza919

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            Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:55 AM

            That's so helpful thank you!

            #7 bestw

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              Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:17 AM

              Thanks! You were very helpful!

              #8 FutureMrsF

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                Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:46 AM

                Incredibly helpful. Need to bookmark this so I can figure out why my WC isn't responding. Also helpful when choosing a date.

                #9 Henryka

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                  Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:32 AM

                  Thanks for sharing worthy info..

                  #10 sunnymylene

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                    Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

                    I never thought of the stat holidays...it turns out that during my wedding week, it seems that only symbolic ceremonies will be performed ? I can't move my week anymore. So that leaves me with having a symbolic one. Or arriving in 4 days before my resort week starts. Or getting the legal ceremony done here prior to our wedding. Our relationship anniversary is on the 17 of May... that would be a fantastic day. What do you girls think ? should I be bothered by this, being a symbolic ceremony ???

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