The people of Mexico, just like any other Filipinos celebrate new years eve with a bang with revelries from fireworks and other loud noises. During summer beginning on the month of March, resorts located within the town are filled with people who would want to beat the summer heat. There are a number of swimming pool resorts in barangays within the vicinity of the town proper. April, being the usual month of the Holy Week, is celebrated with the traditional semana santa with activities like the singing of the pasyon or the life, passion and death of Jesus Christ.
After the salubong, a unique way of culminating the Holy Week is the burning of the effigy of Judas Iscariot. The symbolic lighting of fireworks and other pyrotechnic materials that burn Judas has been a long time tradition of the town.
Influenced by Spanish rule on fiestas, the people of Mexico town celebrate the Feast Day of St. Monica, the patroness of the town every 4th day of the month of May. Traditional festivities abound a week before the said day such as parades, cultural and variety shows, a novena among others.
As the rainy season starts on the month of June, some local folks begin to enjoy fishing in town’s rivers and streams, their catch are local fishes such as dalag, hito, gurami and the yalu. It is the season too where farmers ready their farmlands for the year’s planting season. During this planting preparation, farmlands yield edible frogs, camaru, and other edible exotic foods.
The month of July is planting season for farmers. Since the town is basically agricultural, this is the time of the year where farmlands are all green.
August to October is usually the height of the rainy season and where there are not much activities being indulged by people. November starts the cold breeze of the yearend. The traditional undas is celebrated just like other Filipinos giving respect to their lost loved ones.
December’s highlight is of course the celebration of Christmas. As a Catholic dominated town, the simbang gabi marks the nine-days before the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Bibingka, puto bungbong and other local delicacies abound the Church patios as church goers buy such for their early breakfast.