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Palm Sunday in Mexico

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

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
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

Quick Facts

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

Palm Sunday 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Name in other languages

Palm SundayEnglish
Domingo de RamosSpanish

Alternative name

Domingo de Palmas

List of dates for other years

Related holiday

Other holidays in March 2016 in Mexico

United Nation Holiday on March 20, 2016

Fun Holidays on March 20, 2016

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