Mexico will observe its first “puente” (long weekend) of 2020 over the next three or four days.
While Friday, January 31 is not a holiday, no classes are scheduled at any of the country’s primary and secondary public schools, in accordance with the Education Ministry (SEP) policy of carrying out “technical evaluations” on the last Friday of each month.
Monday, February 3 is a national holiday, in honor of the official February 5 Constitution Day commemoration. All schools, government offices, consulates and many businesses will take the day off. Most large stores will be open.
Also this weekend, on Sunday, February 2, Mexico celebrates Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas Day), the religious holiday commemorating the Baby Jesus’ presentation in the temple and marking the end of the Christmas season.
Mexico’s other “Monday” holidays in 2020 are on March 16 (marking the March 21 birth of Benito Juarez), and November 16 (marking Revolution Day on November 20).