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Mexico is a pious country and eminently festive. The religious calendar is laden with popular festivals and highly colourful processions.
New Year's Day.
Dias de los Reyes (Twelfth night).
Carnivals of Vera Cruz and Merida.
Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter, the most important celebration in Mexico.
Cancun jazz festival (variable dates).
Dia de la Santa Cruz (day of the Holy Cross).
Cinco de Mayo. Anniversary of the victory of Puebla over the French.
St John the Baptist celebrations.
Informe Presidencial (the president's annual speech to Congress). Bank holiday.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead/All Saints).
Celebrations for the Virgin of Guadelupe, patron saint of Mexico.
Posadas, commemorations of the journey to Bethlehem.
Navidad (Christmas Day).