Monday, March 19, Mexico marks the birth of Benito Juarez, one of the nation’s most respected presidents.
All schools will close, as will banks, diplomatic missions and government agencies. Many stores will also have the day off. Supermarkets will remains open. Guadalajara’s Sunday Via RecreActiva (when many streets are closed to traffic for cycling, jogging and walking) will be extended through the holiday Monday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.