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Holy Saturday in Mexico

Quick Facts

Mexicans observe Holy Saturday as part of Holy Week (Semana Santa), which commemorates Jesus’ last moments of life, his death, and resurrection.

Local names

NameLanguage
Holy SaturdayEnglish
Sábado SantoSpanish
KarsamstagGerman

Alternative name

Sábado de Gloria

Holy Saturday 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Holy Saturday 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015
List of dates for other years

Holy Saturday (Sábado Santo) is a Christian holiday in Mexico prior to Easter Sunday. Solemn vigils are held at churches on this day.

Jesus Christ

Jesus' death is mourned on Holy Saturday. Christians believe he is the son of God and was resurrected.

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Celebrate Holy Saturday

The Holy Week long weekend is a popular time to travel on vacation so tourist destinations, particularly along the coast of Mexico, can be quite busy. Churches hold solemn evening masses, where candles are lit, on Holy Saturday. Effigies of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus, are burnt outside churches afterwards.

Public life

Holy Saturday is a religious observance in Mexico.

About Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday, also known as the Black Saturday or the Great Sabbath, commemorates the day Jesus' body rested in a tomb - it is the day before he is believed to have risen from death.

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico, so Holy Saturday is part of the Holy Week events across the country and within the church worldwide.

About Holy Saturday in other countries

Read more about Holy Saturday.

Holy Saturday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SatApr 141990Holy SaturdayObservance
SatMar 301991Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 181992Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 101993Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 21994Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 151995Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 61996Holy SaturdayObservance
SatMar 291997Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 111998Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 31999Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 222000Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 142001Holy SaturdayObservance
SatMar 302002Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 192003Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 102004Holy SaturdayObservance
SatMar 262005Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 152006Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 72007Holy SaturdayObservance
SatMar 222008Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 112009Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 32010Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 232011Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 72012Holy SaturdayObservance
SatMar 302013Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 192014Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 42015Holy SaturdayObservance
SatMar 262016Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 152017Holy SaturdayObservance
SatMar 312018Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 202019Holy SaturdayObservance
SatApr 112020Holy SaturdayObservance

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