Day of the Holy Cross (aka Construction Workers and Albañiles Day)
This religious holiday honoring the cross of Christ has been appropriated in Mexico by builders of all types, and it is now also "their" day to be blessed and remembered. On this day you will notice that altars have been built at construction sites all over town. Workers begin to celebrate at noon with a party hosted by their employer. So, if you have workers building your house on this day, YOU are providing the food and drinks. In return, your workers will pray for the safety of the project and the success of its construction. For a more detailed description of the origins of this holiday and its connection to construction workers, go here.