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Christ the King Day in Mexico

Christ the King Day (El día de Cristo Rey) is a religious celebration in Mexico held on the Sunday before Advent. It honors Jesus Christ as the king of all kings.

Is Christ the King Day a Public Holiday?

Christ the King Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, November 25, 2018 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Mexico.

Jesus' power and authority in Christianity is remembered on Christ the King Day.
Jesus' power and authority in Christianity is remembered on Christ the King Day.
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Celebrate Christ the King Day

Many churches hold special masses dedicated to Jesus Christ, recognizing his sovereignty and command in Christianity.

Public Life

Christ the King Day is a religious observance and not a statutory federal holiday in Mexico.

About Christ the King Day

Pope Pius XI instituted the Christ the King feast in 1925 as a way of acknowledging Jesus’ authority and power. The town of Guanajuato in central Mexico had a monument of Jesus known as Christ the King (Cristo Rey). This monument – except for the head and heart – was destroyed in an air raid in 1927. Afterward, a new statue was built to honor “Christ the King”.

Christ the King Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SunNov 21Christ the King DayObservance
2011SunNov 20Christ the King DayObservance
2012SunNov 25Christ the King DayObservance
2013SunNov 24Christ the King DayObservance
2014SunNov 23Christ the King DayObservance
2015SunNov 22Christ the King DayObservance
2016SunNov 20Christ the King DayObservance
2017SunNov 26Christ the King DayObservance
2018SunNov 25Christ the King DayObservance
2019SunNov 24Christ the King DayObservance
2020SunNov 22Christ the King DayObservance

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