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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.

Christians believe Jesus is the son of God, who was resurrected on Easter Sunday.
Christians believe Jesus is the son of God, who was resurrected on Easter Sunday.
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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.

Public Life

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 countries

Read more about Easter Day.

Easter Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunApr 42010Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunApr 242011Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunApr 82012Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunMar 312013Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunApr 202014Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunApr 52015Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunMar 272016Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunApr 162017Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunApr 12018Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunApr 212019Easter DayObservance, Christian
SunApr 122020Easter DayObservance, Christian

Quick Facts

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive occasions of the year in Mexico – it celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

Easter Day 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Day 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Easter DayEnglish
Domingo de PascuaSpanish
OstersonntagGerman

Alternative name

Domingo de Pascua de Resurrección

List of dates for other years

Related holidays

Other holidays in March 2016 in Mexico

Fun Holiday on March 27, 2016

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