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Palm Sunday in Mexico

Quick Facts

Christians in Mexico celebrate Palm Sunday, which honors Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Local names

NameLanguage
Palm SundayEnglish
Domingo de RamosSpanish
PalmsonntagGerman

Alternative name

Domingo de Palmas

Palm Sunday 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015
List of dates for other years

Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) is held 7 days before Easter Sunday and marks the start of Holy Week (Semana Santa) in Mexico. Churches are decorated with palms to celebrate the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.

Cross palms

Palms are a popular decoration in and around church buildings on Palm Sunday.

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Celebrate Palm Sunday

Churches throughout Mexico are beautifully decorated for special services, where people receive palms. The main attraction in some towns and villages is a procession that reenacts the story of Jesus arriving on a donkey in Jerusalem.

Public life

Palm Sunday is a religious observance in Mexico. It is on a Sunday so schools, banks and many businesses are closed.

About Palm Sunday

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

About Palm Sunday in other countries

Read more about Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SunApr 81990Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 241991Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 121992Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 41993Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 271994Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 91995Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 311996Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 231997Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 51998Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 281999Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 162000Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 82001Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 242002Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 132003Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 42004Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 202005Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 92006Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 12007Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 162008Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 52009Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 282010Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 172011Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 12012Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 242013Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 132014Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 292015Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 202016Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 92017Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunMar 252018Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 142019Palm SundayObservance, Christian
SunApr 52020Palm SundayObservance, Christian

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