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2009 MEXICO POLITICAL AND HOLIDAY CALENDAR

 

(Boldface red national obligatory holidays • Elections shaded yellow)

 

 

JANUARY

 

1         New Year’s Day

 

FEBRUARY

  

1         Second period, Third year, Ordinary Session LX Congress begins

1         Quintana Roo – Special municipal election for Tulum*

2          Anniversary of Constitution of 1917 (first Monday)

 

10        Armed Forces Day

19        Army Day

 

24        Flag Day

 

MARCH

 

4          80th Anniversary of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)

16         Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juárez (third Monday)

18         Anniversary of the 1938 Expropriation of the Oil Industry

 

APRIL

 

9          Holy Thursday

 

10         Good Friday

 

12         Easter Sunday

 

30         Second period, Third year, Ordinary Session of LX Congress ends

 

MAY

 

1          Labor Day

 

5          Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla

 

5          20th Anniversary of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD)

 

10        Mother’s Day

 

14        14th Anniversary of the Mexico Ecologist Green Party (PVEM)

15        Teacher’s Day

 

JUNE

 

1          Navy Day

 

15        Father’s Day

 

JULY

 

5          Midterm federal elections for the LXI Chamber of Deputies [500 members]

5          Campeche – elections for governor, state legislature and 11 municipal presidents

5          Colima – elections for governor, state legislature and 10 municipal presidents

5          Federal District – elections for Legislative Assembly and 16 delegation chiefs

5          Guanajuato – elections for state legislature and 46 municipal presidents

5          Jalisco – elections for state legislature and 125 municipal presidents

5          México (State of México) – elections for state legislature and 125 municipal presidents

5          Morelos – elections for state legislature and 33 municipal presidents

5          Nuevo León – elections for governor, state legislature and 51 municipal presidents

5          Querétaro – elections for governor, state legislature and 18 municipal presidents

5          San Luis Potosí – elections for governor, state legislature and 58 municipal presidents

5          Sonora – elections for governor, state legislature and 72 municipal presidents

AUGUST

1          Tenth Anniversary of the Convergence Party

 

18        Birthday of President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa

 

SEPTEMBER

 

1          President Felipe Calderón’s State of the Nation Presentation ("Informe")

 

1          First period, First year, Ordinary Session of LXI Congress begins

 

15        Commemoration of the Cry for Independence (11:00 p.m.)

 

16        Independence Day

 

16        70th Anniversary of the National Action Party (PAN)

 

OCTOBER

 

18         Coahuila – elections for 38 municipal presidents

 

18        Tabasco – elections for state legislature and 17 municipal presidents

 

NOVEMBER

1          All Saints' Day

2          All Souls' Day (Day of the Dead)

16         Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution (third Monday)

 

DECEMBER

 

8          18th Anniversary of the Mexican Labor Party (PT)

 

12         Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

15         First Period of the First Year of the Ordinary Session of the LXI Congress ends

 

25         Christmas Day

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*   Special election in Quintana Roo: On March 13, 2008 the new Municipality of Tulum was approved, the ninth in the State of Quintana Roo, and its first municipal president (mayor) and municipal council will be elected February 1, 2009.  The new elected officials will take office April 10, 2009 (in the interim the municipality is/was governed by a provisional mayor and council) for a special term ending April 9, 2011.  Quintana Roo is scheduled to elect a new governor, state legislature, and mayors on the first Sunday of February 2011 (February 6).

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