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Christ the King Day in Mexico

Quick Facts

Christ the King Day is a Christian observance that recognizes Jesus’ power and authority in the Christian church.

Local names

NameLanguage
Christ the King DayEnglish
Solemnidad de Cristo ReySpanish
Solemnidad de Cristo ReyGerman

Christ the King Day 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christ the King Day 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015
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Christ the King Day (El día de Cristo Rey) is a religious celebration in Mexico held on the Sunday before Advent. It honors Jesus Christ as the king of all kings.

Jesus

Jesus' power and authority in Christianity is remembered on Christ the King Day.

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Celebrate Christ the King Day

Many churches hold special masses dedicated to Jesus Christ, recognizing his sovereignty and command in Christianity.

Public life

Christ the King Day is a religious observance and not a statutory federal holiday in Mexico.

About Christ the King Day

Pope Pius XI instituted the Christ the King feast in 1925 as a way of acknowledging Jesus’ authority and power. The town of Guanajuato in central Mexico had a monument of Jesus known as Christ the King (Cristo Rey). This monument – except for the head and heart – was destroyed in an air raid in 1927. Afterward, a new statue was built to honor “Christ the King”.

Christ the King Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SunNov 251990Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 241991Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 221992Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 211993Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 201994Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 261995Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 241996Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 231997Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 221998Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 211999Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 262000Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 252001Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 242002Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 232003Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 212004Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 202005Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 262006Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 252007Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 232008Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 222009Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 212010Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 202011Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 252012Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 242013Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 232014Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 222015Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 202016Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 262017Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 252018Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 242019Christ the King DayObservance
SunNov 222020Christ the King DayObservance

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