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Maundy Thursday in Mexico

Maundy Thursday (Jueves Santo) is a bank holiday in Mexico prior to Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Jesus’ last supper is remembered on this day.

Jesus in the clouds
Maundy Thursday is part of Holy Week, which observes Jesus' last days, his death, and resurrection.
Maundy Thursday is part of Holy Week, which observes Jesus' last days, his death, and resurrection.
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Celebrate Maundy Thursday

Feature movies, cartoons or documentaries related to biblical stories, particularly about Jesus’ life, are often shown on television during Holy Week. 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 Maundy Thursday.

About Maundy Thursday

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

About Maundy Thursday in other countries

Read more about Maundy Thursday.

Maundy Thursday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
ThuApr 12010Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuApr 212011Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuApr 52012Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuMar 282013Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuApr 172014Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuApr 22015Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuMar 242016Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuApr 132017Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuMar 292018Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuApr 182019Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
ThuApr 92020Maundy ThursdayBank holiday

Quick Facts

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

Maundy Thursday 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Maundy Thursday 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Name in other languages

Maundy ThursdayEnglish
Jueves SantoSpanish

List of dates for other years

Related holidays

Other holidays in March 2016 in Mexico

United Nation Holidays on March 24, 2016

Fun Holiday on March 24, 2016

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