Published On: Fri, Jan 2nd, 2009

What Hispanic & Latino Holidays Do You Celebrate?

Good Morning…

I have been researching new story ideas for the new year and figured it would be smart to find out when Latino's celebrate things, not only in Puerto Rico but across Latin America. So…me puse a buscar and I found this nice list of Hispanic and Latino holidays online at the Florida Dept of Education website and I thought I would share with you.

Buen Provecho…

PS… If you celebrate any of these in a special way or if you have more to add to the mix, we would love to hear about it…leave us a comment or send us a story submission at

pero ya…ok?

As I am,
George Torres
The Urban Jibaro.

Date Origin Celebration Name
January 1 Cuban and Latin Americans New Year’s Day/New Year’s Eve (Año Nuevo)
January 6 Spain Día de Los Reyes Magos (The Day of the Three Kings or the Feast of the Epiphany)
January 11 Puerto Rico Birthday of Eugenio María de Hostos
January 28 Cuba Birth of José Martí
February 14 Latin America Dia del Amor y la Amistad (Valentine’s Day)
February 27 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Independence Day
March 21 Mexico Birth of Benito Juárez
March 22 Puerto Rico Emancipation Day
March 31 Mexico César Chávez holiday.
March/April Latin America, Spain La Semana Santa (Holy Week)
April 30 Latin Americans Día de los Niños
May 1 Latin America Dia del Trabajo
May 5 Mexico Cinco de Mayo
May 10 Mexico, Latin America Día de Las Madres (Day of the Mothers)
May 20 Cuba Cuban Independence Day (Celebrates independence from Spain)
June 24 Puerto Rico The Feast of San Juan Bautista (The Feast of John the Baptist)
July 6-14 Pamplona, Spain Los Sanfermines (San Fermín Festival) (Running of the Bulls)
July 25 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico’s Constitution Day
July 28 and 29 Spain St. Ignatius of Loyola Festival or the Festival de San Ignacio de Loyola
July 28 and 29 Perú Independence Day
August 1-6 El Salvador Feast of the Savior of the World or El Salvador del Mundo
September 8 Cuba Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre
September 15 El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua Independence Day
September 16 Mexico Mexican Independence Day
October 12 U.S., Latin America Día de la Raza (Day of Our Race/Columbus Day)
October 18 Peru Señor de Los Milagros (Our Lord of Miracles)
November 2 Mexico, Central America El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
November 19 Puerto Rico The feast of Nuestra Señora de la Divina Providencia (Our Lady of Divine Providence)
November 20 Mexico Revolution of 1910 Anniversary
December 12 Mexico Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe (the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
December 16-24 Mexico, Cuba, Latin America, and Spain Las Posadas
December 24 and 25 Mexico, Cuba, Latin America, and Spain La Nochebuena y La Navidad (Christmas Eve/Christmas)

What Hispanic & Latino Holidays Do You Celebrate?