Mexicans are devout. There is not a month in the year without festivities, fiestas, fairs, or celebrations of some kind. 

As everywhere in the world, these fiestas come with dances, music, shows, and, of course, all kinds of things to eat and drink. 

Although civil fiestas also have their excitement, the religious commemorations are the best way to test Mexico’s culinary specialties.


From January 1 to December 31 every day, in some corner of the country there is a fiesta associated with a saint, an avocation of the Virgin, or an anniversary of some event. 

Each, whether it is dedicated to the patron saint of a small barrio or is a fiesta in which theentire nation participates, brings out the best of our traditional tastes and aromas.

Relevant Facts: 

Some of the most important celebrations in Mexico are:

  • Three Kings Day
  • Candlemas
  • Holy Week
  • Corpus Christi
  • All Saints Day (and Day of the Dead)
  • The Virgin of Guadalupe
  • Posadas (the nine days before Christmas)
  • Christmas