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Ascension Day in Mexico

Mexicans of Christian faith celebrate the belief that Jesus Christ physically ascended to heaven on Ascension Day (Día de la Ascensión), which is 39 days after Easter Sunday.

Is Ascension Day a Public Holiday?

Ascension Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Christians believe Jesus ascended to heaven.

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Celebrate Ascension Day

Special masses are held in a number of churches in Mexico to honor the biblical story of Jesus ascending to heaven. It is celebrated not just in Mexico but in other countries too.

Public Life

Ascension Day is a religious observance and not a federal public holiday in Mexico.

About Ascension Day

Ascension Day is one of the earliest Christian festivals dating back to the year 68. According to the New Testament in the Bible, Jesus Christ met several times with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to instruct them on how to carry out his teachings. It is believed that on the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched as he ascended to heaven.

About Ascension Day in other countries

Read more about Ascension Day.

Ascension Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010ThuMay 13Ascension DayObservance
2011ThuJun 2Ascension DayObservance
2012ThuMay 17Ascension DayObservance
2013ThuMay 9Ascension DayObservance
2014ThuMay 29Ascension DayObservance
2015ThuMay 14Ascension DayObservance
2016ThuMay 5Ascension DayObservance
2017ThuMay 25Ascension DayObservance
2018ThuMay 10Ascension DayObservance
2019ThuMay 30Ascension DayObservance
2020ThuMay 21Ascension DayObservance

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