Whit Sunday in Mexico
Whitsunday, or Pentecost (Pentecostés), is celebrated in churches both in Mexico and worldwide to remember the story of the Holy Ghost visiting Jesus’ followers in the form of a dove.
Special church services are held on Whitsunday in Mexico. The color red is used in churches to symbolize the day Jesus’ disciples were blessed with “tongues of fire”, or the gift of speaking in other languages, by the Holy Spirit.
Pentecost is a religious observance and not a federal public holiday in Mexico. It falls on a Sunday, which is a non-working day for many workers.
Pentecost occurs seven weeks after Easter Sunday. It celebrates the story of the Holy Spirit passing on the gift of tongues to a group of Jesus' followers. It is believed that the disciples were given the supernatural ability to speak in languages they had not previously known.
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Whit Sunday Observances
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Quick FactsWhitsunday is a Christian holiday commemorating the story of the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus’ disciples. It is also known as Pentecost.
Whit Sunday 2016Sunday, May 15, 2016
Whit Sunday 2017Sunday, June 4, 2017
Name in other languages
|Domingo de Pentecostés||Spanish|
Alternative namePentecost Sunday
Other holidays in May 2016 in Mexico
- Labor Day / May Day – Sunday, May 1, 2016
- Battle of Puebla – Thursday, May 5, 2016
- Mother's Day – Tuesday, May 10, 2016
- Teacher's Day – Sunday, May 15, 2016
- Corpus Christi – Thursday, May 26, 2016