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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.

The Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, descending upon Jesus' disciples.
The Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, descending upon Jesus' disciples.

Celebrate Whitsunday

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.

Public life

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.

About Whitsunday

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.

About Whit Sunday in other countries

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Whit Sunday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SunMay 232010Whit SundayObservance
SunJun 122011Whit SundayObservance
SunMay 272012Whit SundayObservance
SunMay 192013Whit SundayObservance
SunJun 82014Whit SundayObservance
SunMay 242015Whit SundayObservance
SunMay 152016Whit SundayObservance
SunJun 42017Whit SundayObservance
SunMay 202018Whit SundayObservance
SunJun 92019Whit SundayObservance
SunMay 312020Whit SundayObservance

Quick Facts

Whitsunday is a Christian holiday commemorating the story of the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus’ disciples. It is also known as Pentecost.

Whit Sunday 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Whit Sunday 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Name in other languages

Whit SundayEnglish
Domingo de PentecostésSpanish

Alternative name

Pentecost Sunday

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in May 2016 in Mexico

Fun Holiday on May 24, 2016

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