Festivals and Celebrations on Isla Holbox

Festivals, Celebrations and Events on Holbox

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In hardly any other country in the world there are so many festivals and celebrations as in Mexico, which by the way are called fiestas here. You almost have the impression that there is a fiesta every day in Mexico, which is probably true, because somewhere in the country there is always a party going on. This is due to the fact that, in addition to the numerous national holidays, every village and city has its own holidays, which are extensively used.

You can find a small overview of the most important celebrations on the island in the following table:

Calendar of all Events on Holbox Island

01/01Año NuevoNew Year’s Day
01/06Día de los Reyes MagosThree Kings Day
02/05Aniversario de la ConstituciónDay of the Constitution
February/MarchCarnaval HolboxCarnival of Holbox
February/MarchTorneo de Pesca ChendoritoFishing Tournament
02/24Día de la BanderaDay of the Flag
03/21Natalicio de Benito JuárezBirthday Benito Juárez
March/AprilSemana Santa, PascuaEaster
04/14Fiesta Patronal de San TelmoDay of the Patron Saint
05/01Día del TrabajoLabor Day
05/05Día de la Batalla de PueblaDay of the Battle of Puebla
AugustTorneo de Pesca Don Nain Moguel OrdazFishing Tournament
08/30Día del Tiburón BallenaDay of the Whale Shark
09/15-16Día de la IndependenciaIndependence Day
10/12Día de la RazaColumbus Day
OctoberMuestra GastronómicaGastronomy Fair
11/01-02Dia de los MuertosAll Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day
11/20Aniversario de la RevoluciónDay of the Revolution
12/12Nuestra Señora de GuadalupeVirgin of Guadalupe
12/24Noche BuenaChristmas Eve
12/31NocheviejaNew Year’s Eve
Calendar of events on Isla Holbox

Attending a fiesta on Holbox is always a very special experience that should not be missed. Celebrating in Mexico means first of all eating a lot, drinking a lot and dancing to the music, often for several days. But Mexicans are also very religious and, on such holidays, colorful ceremonies and loud processions take place.

The following pictures will give you a first impression of how such events take place on the island: