Is December 12, the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a holiday?

The next December 12th the day of the Guadalupe’s Virgin, date of party and celebration for Mexicans, but is it a holiday? Should work be done? on AmericanPost.News we bring you all the details.

According to Federal Labor LawDuring December there are two public holidays, in which workers are allowed to suspend work. Let us remember that article 74 of said law establishes that employees who go to work have the right to receive a double salary.

But before going into details, remember that if you are scheduled to visit the Virgin in the Basilica of Guadalupe you must follow a series of health protocols such as the use of face masks at all times and respect the distance between each visitor.

December 12 is a holiday?

Every December the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated in Mexico. The history of the Virgin of Guadalupe began in the year 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac.

The Federal Labor Law indicates that the only holidays or mandatory rest days in December are the first every six years, when the President takes office, as well as the 25, when Christmas is celebrated. That is, the next day 12 is not non-working, therefore work is not suspended.

In addition, this year the Virgin’s Day falls on Sunday, so even if it was a mandatory day of rest, there would be no suspension of unusual activities.

When is the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe?

The history of the Virgin of Guadalupe began in the year 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac.

Between December 9 and 12, 1531, 10 years after Mexico’s Tenochtitlan was conquered, the Virgin appeared to the Indian Juan Diego four times on the hill of Tepeyac, which is also known as Guadalupe, hence the name Guadalupe’s Virgin.

Since then, every December 12 the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated in Mexico, this year, the Basilica of Guadalupe will open to pilgrims after a year of being completely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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