If there is something that you can always count upon in Mexico, it is holidays. In the towns and cities you visit, it is almost certain that you will encounter celebrations full of music, food and folklore. The most important festivities are Holy Week (Easter) (at the end of March or beginning of April), the “Grito de Independencia” (on September 15th), and the Day of the Dead (on November 1st and 2nd), the day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (on December 12th), Christmas and New Year.
Merry carnivals take place in February, which begin with the symbolic burning of evil spirits and continue with parades of floats, the crowning of the king and queen, and lots of music and fun. The most popular are those held in Veracruz, Mazatlan and Merida.
During Easter and the so-called “bridges”, the beaches and major tourist destinations receive a large number of visitors, and there are a greater number of cultural entertainment activities. However, if you prefer to avoid the crowds, we recommend traveling during the low season.
Banks are closed on holidays.