Good Friday in Mexico
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.
What’s Open or Closed?
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 countriesRead more about Good Friday.
Good Friday Observances
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Quick FactsMexicans observe Good Friday as the day Jesus died on the cross about 2000 years ago.
Good Friday 2016Friday, March 25, 2016
Good Friday 2017Friday, April 14, 2017
Name in other languages
- Easter Day – Sunday, March 27, 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
United Nation Holidays on March 25, 2017
- International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
- International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members