Ascension Day in Mexico
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.
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.
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 countriesRead more about Ascension Day.
Ascension Day Observances
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Quick FactsChurches in Mexico commemorate the story of Jesus rising to heaven on Ascension Day.
Ascension Day 2016Thursday, May 5, 2016
Ascension Day 2017Thursday, May 25, 2017
Name in other languages
|Día de la Ascención||Spanish|
Other holidays in May 2017 in Mexico
- Labor Day / May Day – Monday, May 1, 2017
- Battle of Puebla – Friday, May 5, 2017
- Mother's Day – Wednesday, May 10, 2017
- Teacher's Day – Monday, May 15, 2017