September 15 and 16 are important dates in Mexico’s history as they celebrate the beginning of the country’s struggle for independence. Mexico’s independence celebrations fall over two weeks, so it is important to know whether banks will be open on September 15 and 16, 2023 and what hours. Here we will answer it.
Banks in Mexico will open on September 15, 2023, as this day is not considered an official holiday.
Although it is common in some jobs to give half a day off or in some schools to commemorate the beginning of Mexico’s independence with celebrations, September 15th is not a holiday and banks must be open.
The National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) calendar calls for banks to open during their usual business hours on September 15.
For Mexico City (CDMX), bank service hours are typically 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
By the way, the banks will remain closed next Saturday, September 16, 2023, as it is an official holiday for Mexico’s independence.
September 16 is a mandatory day of rest according to the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), so banks in Mexico do not provide services.
However, if you need to bank, ATMs and internet banking are available to withdraw money.
Meanwhile, the CNBV announced on social networks: “Next Saturday, September 16, 2023, will be a day off for financial companies subject to CNBV supervision.”
According to the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) calendar, the mandatory closing days for banks in Mexico are:
- January 1st.
- The first Monday in February to commemorate February 5th.
- The third Monday in March to commemorate March 21st.
- 1st of May.
- September 16 for Mexican independence.
- Third Monday in November to commemorate November 20th.
- 25 December.
The first of December every six years is also considered a holiday, as the change of president takes place in Mexico.