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Christ the King Day in Mexico

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

Quick Facts

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

Christ the King Day 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christ the King Day 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Name in other languages

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

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in November 2016 in Mexico

United Nation Holidays on November 20, 2016

Fun Holiday on November 20, 2016

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