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Events Calendar

Manzanillo, Mexico Holidays & Events

January

January 1, 2019: Año Nuevo. New Year’s Day. All government offices and banks will be closed.

January 6, 2019: Dia de la Magi. Official holiday in Mexico, all government offices and banks will be closed.

February

February 5, 2019: Dia de la Constitucion - This day celebrates the promulgation of the country’s 1917 Constitution. It's always on the first Monday in February.

Dates vary: Carnival - Manzanillo has been celebrating this event since 1898. The city comes alive with events during this time of the year. During this time experience parties, parades with floats and even a carnival queen. This date varies as it is the day before the start of Lent.

March

March 18, 2019: Natalicio de Benito Juarez - This is a public holiday in Mexico and is also the official start to Spring in Mexico. It is the birth date of Benito Juarez, Mexico’s first and most revered President.

April

April 14 – 20, 2019: Samana Santa Holy Week of Easter – Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are public holidays. There will be street fiestas in the evenings in the central part of Manzanillo. On Easter Sunday visitors can observe elaborate candle-lit altars at the City Museum on Independence 684.

April – May: Manzanillo Carnival – this event is known for its parades, dances, and competitions with masks. Groups of musicians and dancers fill the streets dressed in their colorful costumes.

May

Late April - May: Fiesta de Mayo Celebration - Join in art exhibitions, parades, carnival, native dances and concerts around Manzanillo.

May 1: Labor Day - Public offices are closed but most shops will be open for business.

September

September 16, 2019: Dia de la Independencia - Mexican Independence Day. Celebrations start on the evening of September 15th and go through the next day.

October

End of October through beginning of November: Feria de Todos Los Santos - This is a celebration of the saints of Colima.

November

November 2, 2109: NoDia de los Fieles Difuntos - Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration.

November 18, 219: Dia de la Revolution - This date celebrates the start of Mexico’s 1910 revolution. This is always observed on the third Monday in November.

Dates TBD: Manzanillo Cumbia, Salsa y Merengue International Festival – This annual event is held every year in the port of Manzanillo, with performances by artists and musicians.

December

December 12, 2019: Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - This holiday commemorates the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s patron saint. Expect to find street parties, and dancing during this festival holiday.

December 16 – 24: Las Posadas – Each night the faithful re-enact Joseph and Mary’s search for posada (shelter) on their journey. For the less devout, it is an excuse for a fun party!

December 25, 2019: Dia de Navidad - Christmas Day