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Good Friday in Mexico

Quick Facts

Mexicans observe Good Friday as the day Jesus died on the cross about 2000 years ago.

Local names

NameLanguage
Good FridayEnglish
Viernes SantoSpanish
KarfreitagGerman

Good Friday 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015
List of dates for other years

Good Friday (Viernes Santo) is a bank holiday in Mexico prior to Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Christians remember Jesus’ crucifixion and death on this day.

Jesus' crucifixion is remembered on Good Friday.

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Commemorate Good Friday

Crowds of people take part in processions in a number of Mexican towns and cities. The processions include actors carrying large crosses to reenact Jesus’ final moments before his death. Good Friday is a solemn day when churches are often draped in dark colors.

Many people travel on vacation during the Holy Week long weekend so tourist destinations, particularly along the coast of Mexico, can be quite busy.

Public life

Most banks and schools are closed in Mexico on Good Friday. Traffic and public transport may be stalled in streets where there are Good Friday processions in Mexico.

About Good Friday

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico, so Good Friday is part of the Holy Week (Semana Santa) events across the country and within the church worldwide.

About Good Friday in other countries

Read more about Good Friday.

Good Friday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriApr 131990Good FridayBank Holiday
FriMar 291991Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 171992Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 91993Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 11994Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 141995Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 51996Good FridayBank Holiday
FriMar 281997Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 101998Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 21999Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 212000Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 132001Good FridayBank Holiday
FriMar 292002Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 182003Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 92004Good FridayBank Holiday
FriMar 252005Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 142006Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 62007Good FridayBank Holiday
FriMar 212008Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 102009Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 22010Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 222011Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 62012Good FridayBank Holiday
FriMar 292013Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 182014Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 32015Good FridayBank Holiday
FriMar 252016Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 142017Good FridayBank Holiday
FriMar 302018Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 192019Good FridayBank Holiday
FriApr 102020Good FridayBank Holiday

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