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Ascension Day in Mexico

Quick Facts

Churches in Mexico commemorate the story of Jesus rising to heaven on Ascension Day.

Local names

NameLanguage
Ascension DayEnglish
Día de la AscenciónSpanish
Christi HimmelfahrtGerman

Ascension Day 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ascension Day 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015
List of dates for other years

Mexicans of Christian faith celebrate the belief that Jesus Christ physically ascended to heaven on Ascension Day (Día de la Ascensión), which is 39 days after Easter Sunday.

Christians believe Jesus ascended to heaven.

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Celebrate Ascension Day

Special masses are held in a number of churches in Mexico to honor the biblical story of Jesus ascending to heaven. It is celebrated not just in Mexico but in other countries too.

Public life

Ascension Day is a religious observance and not a federal public holiday in Mexico.

About Ascension Day

Ascension Day is one of the earliest Christian festivals dating back to the year 68. According to the New Testament in the Bible, Jesus Christ met several times with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to instruct them on how to carry out his teachings. It is believed that on the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched as he ascended to heaven.

About Ascension Day in other countries

Read more about Ascension Day.

Ascension Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
ThuMay 241990Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 91991Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 281992Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 201993Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 121994Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 251995Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 161996Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 81997Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 211998Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 131999Ascension DayObservance
ThuJun 12000Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 242001Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 92002Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 292003Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 202004Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 52005Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 252006Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 172007Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 12008Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 212009Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 132010Ascension DayObservance
ThuJun 22011Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 172012Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 92013Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 292014Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 142015Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 52016Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 252017Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 102018Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 302019Ascension DayObservance
ThuMay 212020Ascension DayObservance

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