What are the two Mexican holidays that are not celebrated in the US?
Two Mexican holidays not celebrated in the US are:
- Anniversary of Mexican Revolution (November 20)
- Birthday of Benito Juarez (March 21)
Most national Mexican holidays celebrated in Cancun have a religious theme such as The Feast of the Epiphany, Holy Week, and Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen. Other Mexican non-religious holidays include, Day of the National Flag, Benito JuÃ¡rez Day, a former Mexican presidentâ€™s birthday. The only holidays Cancun shares with the US are Labor Day Weekend and Christmas Day.
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