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CONSTITUTION DAY (MEXICO)

When is Constitution Day (Mexico) in 2019?

Constitution Day (Mexico) in 2019 is on the Tuesday, 5th of Feb (2/05/2019).

Constitution Day (Mexico) is on the 36th day of 2019. There are 329 days left in the year.

Constitution Day (Mexico) Facts

  • Date: Feb 05, 2019
  • National
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  • Celebrations:
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February 5th is the official date when the Mexican constitution was formed in 1917 after signing of a convention by Venustiano Carranza. Up until 2006, the day was celebrated in Mexico on 5th February itself. However, following the new labor law, the day is now celebrated on the first Monday of February, irrespective of the date. The day is celebrated to commemorate the formation of a new Mexican constitution.

The constitution of Mexico has undergone several changes. It was in 1910 that the people of Mexico began getting restless with the old constitution of Mexico which was established in 1857. This led to the Mexican revolution in 1910, resulting in the ouster of General Diaz, who was known to be an oppressive ruler. What followed was a series of fights among the Mexican rulers themselves, resulting in assassination of quite a few political leaders.

It was in 1913 that Pancho Villa formed a huge army which fought inside forces on the side of those in favor of a new constitution, namely Venustiano Carranza. After a long struggle, Pancho Villa was successful in ousting the rebellion forces and Venustiano Carranza was sworn to presidency. It was in 1917 that Carranza signed an important convention which resulted in the formation of the new constitution. The new Mexican constitution laid emphasis on land reforms and fair land distribution among the poor. The constitution is in effect till date.

The day is one of the major public holidays in Mexico. All the offices, schools and most businesses are closed on this day. The day is celebrated with grand parades across the nation, much like the celebration of Constitution Day in other parts of the world.

A lot of music concerts and other festivities are also arranged on this day, and people can be seen enjoying the day with great pride and honor. Sale of liquor is banned 3 days prior to the day up until the day itself. Exchanging of gifts and pleasantries is also not uncommon on this day, as this is one of the most important festivals in the country.

Constitution Day (Mexico) Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Thu
  • Feb 05, 2009
  • Constitution Day Memorial
  • Fri
  • Feb 05, 2010
  • Constitution Day Memorial
  • Sat
  • Feb 05, 2011
  • Constitution Day Memorial
  • Mon
  • Feb 07, 2011
  • Constitution Day Memorial Holiday
  • Sun
  • Feb 05, 2017
  • Mon
  • Feb 05, 2018

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Mexico in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonFeb 05, 2018Feb 05Constitution Day
WednesdayWedMar 21, 2018Mar 21Benito Juarez's Birthday
ThursdayThuMar 29, 2018Mar 29Holy Thursday
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
TuesdayTueMay 01, 2018May 01Labor Day
SaturdaySatMay 05, 2018May 05Cinco de Mayo
SundaySunSep 16, 2018Sep 16Independence Day
FridayFriOct 12, 2018Oct 12Columbus Day
FridayFriNov 02, 2018Nov 02All Souls' Day
TuesdayTueNov 20, 2018Nov 20Revolution Day Memorial
WednesdayWedDec 12, 2018Dec 12Virgin of Guadalupe
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day