Home   Calendar   Holidays   Mexico   Christ the King Day
Flag for Mexico

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 24, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Mexico.

Jesus

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

©iStockphoto.com/Babu Rangasamy

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
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
2021SunNov 21Christ the King DayObservance
2022SunNov 20Christ the King DayObservance
2023SunNov 26Christ the King DayObservance
2024SunNov 24Christ the King DayObservance
2025SunNov 23Christ the King DayObservance

You might also like

Try Our iOS Eclipse App

Try Our iOS Eclipse App

With our Solar & Lunar Eclipses app for iOS you have all you need to get ready for the total lunar eclipse on January 20-21 in one free app. more

 Total Eclipse Supermoon

Total Eclipse Supermoon

The Wolf Moon, the Full Moon on January 20-21, 2019, is a Supermoon, making it look bigger and brighter than usual during the total lunar eclipse. more

Free 2019 Calendars to Print

Free 2019 Calendars to Print

Easy-to-use free printable Calendar PDF for over 220 countries. Make blank calendars or include holidays or events before saving, sharing, or printing. more

LIVE TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE – Watch the eclipse as it happens