Engage in a Colorful Culture! Viva Mexico!
There’s so much to enjoy in Querétaro, Mexico as a volunteer – not the least, the year-round holidays and celebrations. Nearly every month, you have a reason to celebrate.
Get two for one! Help others and learn about a new culture. Join a team this year, and share in the excitement of our partners and students. Mexicans are very fond of inviting guests into their celebrations – and, as a volunteer, you’re treated as family. Choose dates when our friends in Mexico take time to throw a fiesta!
New Year’s Day – First day of the year.
Día de la Constitución
Constitution day – Celebrates the Promulgation of the 1857 and 1917 Constitutions. Observance; First Monday of February.
Natalicio de Benito Juárez
Benito Juárez’s birthday – Commemorates President Benito Juárez’s birthday on March 21, 1806. Observance; Third Monday of March
Día del Trabajo
Labor day – Commemorates the Mexican workers’ union movements; Observance; First Sunday in May
Día de Independencia
Independence Day – Commemorates the start of the Independence War by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810.
Observance; September 16
Día de la Revolución
Revolution day – Commemorates the start of the Mexican Revolution by Francisco I. Madero in 1910. Observance: Third Monday of November.
Observance; November 21
Christmas – Christmas celebration, secular and religious holiday. Observance; December 25
“I didn’t expect to be so drawn into the swirl of excitement. It was a real bonus to be here when all the festivities were going on. I can’t wait for next year!”
– Sue, Mexico volunteer
Regardless of the season when you join us, never doubt that you’re needed, wanted and a valuable team member. When you demonstrate your support of our southern neighbor, you’re rewarded in kind with fondness from our very bright and welcoming students, teachers and partners.
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