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2018 Political and Holiday Calendar

2018 MEXICO POLITICAL AND HOLIDAY CALENDAR

 (Boldface red national obligatory holidays • elections shaded yellow) 

JANUARY

1                New Year’s Day

6        Epiphany (Día de los Reyes Magos) 

FEBRUARY

1        Second period, Third year, Ordinary Session of the LXIII Congress begins

5        Anniversary of Constitution of 1917

10      Air Force Day

19      Army Day

24      Flag Day 

MARCH

4        89th Anniversary of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)

18      Anniversary of the Expropriation of the Oil Industry

19      Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juárez (observed; actual date Mar. 21)

29      Holy Thursday

30      Good Friday 

30       Federal Election Campaigning period begins

APRIL

1        Easter Sunday

30      Day of the Child

30      Second period, Third year, Ordinary Session of the LXIII Congress ends 

MAY

1        Labor Day

5        Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo)

5        29th Anniversary of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD)

10      Mother’s Day

14      23rd Anniversary of the Mexico Ecologist Green Party (PVEM)

15      Teacher’s Day 

JUNE

1                Navy Day

17      Father’s Day

27      Federal Election Campaigning period ends

JULY

1        Federal elections for President, the Senate [128 members] and the LXI Chamber of Deputies [500 members]

1        Aguascalientes – election for state legislature

1        Baja California Sur – elections for state legislature and 5 municipal presidents

1        Campeche – elections for state legislature, 11 municipal presidents and 24 municipal juntas

1        Coahuila – elections for 38 municipal presidents

1        Colima – elections for state legislature and 10 municipal presidents

1        Chiapas – elections for governor, state legislature and 122 municipal presidents

1        Chihuahua – elections for state legislature and 67 municipal presidents

1        Mexico City – elections for chief of government, legislative assembly and 16 delegation chiefs

1        Durando – election for state legislature

1        Guanajuato – elections for governor, state legislature and 46 municipal presidents

1        Guerrero – elections for state legislature and 80 municipal presidents

1        Hidalgo – election for state legislature

1        Jalisco – elections for governor, state legislature and 125 municipal presidents

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

1        Michoacán – elections for state legislature and 112 municipal presidents

1        Morelos – elections for governor, state legislature and 33 municipal presidents

1        Nuevo León – elections for state legislature and 51 municipal presidents

1        Oaxaca – elections for state legislature and 153 municipal presidents

1        Puebla – elections for governor, state legislature and 217 municipal presidents

1        Querétaro – elections for state legislature and 18 municipal presidents

1        Quintana Roo – elections for 11 municipal presidents

1        San Luis Potosí – elections for state legislature and 58 municipal presidents

1        Sinaloa – elections for state legislature and 18 municipal presidents

1        Sonora – elections for state legislature and 72 municipal presidents

1        Tabasco – elections for governor, state legislature and 17 municipal presidents

1        Tamaulipas – elections for 43 municipal presidents

1        Tlaxcala – election for state legislature

1        Veracruz – elections for governor and state legislature

1        Yucatán – elections for governor, state legislature and 106 municipal presidents

1        Zacatecas – elections for state legislature and 58 municipal presidents

Note: No elections for state office are scheduled in Baja California and Nayarit

9        4th Anniversary of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) 

20      Birthday of President Enrique Peña Nieto

AUGUST 

1        19th Anniversary of the Convergence Party

SEPTEMBER 

1        President Enrique Peña Nieto’s State of the Nation Presentation (“Informe”)

1        First period, First year, Ordinary Session of the LXIV Congress begins

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

16      Independence Day

16      79th Anniversary of the National Action Party (PAN)

OCTOBER 

NOVEMBER

1        All Saints' Day

2        All Souls' Day (Day of the Dead)

19      Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution (observed; actual date Nov. 20) 

DECEMBER

1        Inauguration of the Incoming President of Mexico (2018-2024)

8        27th Anniversary of the Mexican Labor Party (PT)

12      Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

15      First period, First year, Ordinary Session of the LXIV Congress ends

25      Christmas Day