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.
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.
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 countriesRead more about Palm Sunday.
Palm Sunday Observances
|Sun||Mar 28||2010||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Apr 17||2011||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Apr 1||2012||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Mar 24||2013||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Apr 13||2014||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Mar 29||2015||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Mar 20||2016||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Apr 9||2017||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Mar 25||2018||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Apr 14||2019||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Sun||Apr 5||2020||Palm Sunday||Observance, Christian|
Quick FactsChristians in Mexico celebrate Palm Sunday, which honors Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Palm Sunday 2016Sunday, March 20, 2016
Palm Sunday 2017Sunday, April 9, 2017
Name in other languages
|Domingo de Ramos||Spanish|
Alternative nameDomingo de Palmas
- Easter Day – Sunday, March 27, 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