Easter Day in Mexico
One of Mexico’s biggest celebrations is Easter Sunday (Domingo de Pascua), which remembers the biblical story of when Jesus rose from death.
Celebrate Easter Sunday
It is common practice to go on vacation during Holy Week (Semana Santa), which usually ends on Easter Sunday. Celebrations in some towns and cities can be quite upscale, featuring fireworks and various events.
Churchgoers attend special Easter mass, followed by festive parties that include a variety of Mexican dishes as well as fun activities and games. Grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins meet, greet and mingle to celebrate the day.
Easter Sunday is an important religious holiday in Mexico so many businesses are closed, as well as banks and schools.
About Easter Sunday
Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico, so Easter Sunday is part of the Holy Week events across the country and within the church worldwide.
About Easter Day in other countriesRead more about Easter Day.
Easter Day Observances
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Quick FactsEaster Sunday is one of the most festive occasions of the year in Mexico – it celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection.
Easter Day 2016Sunday, March 27, 2016
Easter Day 2017Sunday, April 16, 2017
Name in other languages
|Domingo de Pascua||Spanish|
Alternative nameDomingo de Pascua de Resurrección
- Good Friday – Friday, March 25, 2016
- Maundy Thursday – Thursday, March 24, 2016
- Holy Saturday – Saturday, March 26, 2016
Other holidays in March 2017 in Mexico
- Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, March 1, 2017
- Oil Expropriation Day – Saturday, March 18, 2017
- Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial – Monday, March 20, 2017
- Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial – Tuesday, March 21, 2017