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Easter Day in Mexico

One of Mexico’s biggest celebrations is Easter Sunday (Domingo de Pascua), which remembers the biblical story of when Jesus rose from death.

Is Easter Day a Public Holiday?

Easter Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, April 21, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Mexico.

Christians believe Jesus is the son of God, who was resurrected on Easter Sunday.

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Celebrate Easter Sunday

It is common practice to go on vacation during Holy Week (Semana Santa), which usually ends on Easter Sunday. Celebrations in some towns and cities can be quite upscale, featuring fireworks and various events.

Churchgoers attend special Easter mass, followed by festive parties that include a variety of Mexican dishes as well as fun activities and games. Grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins meet, greet and mingle to celebrate the day.

Public Life

Easter Sunday is an important religious holiday in Mexico so many businesses are closed, as well as banks and schools.

About Easter Sunday

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico, so Easter Sunday is part of the Holy Week events across the country and within the church worldwide.

About Easter Day in other countries

Read more about Easter Day.

Easter Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunApr 5Easter DayObservance, Christian
2016SunMar 27Easter DayObservance, Christian
2017SunApr 16Easter DayObservance, Christian
2018SunApr 1Easter DayObservance, Christian
2019SunApr 21Easter DayObservance, Christian
2020SunApr 12Easter DayObservance, Christian
2021SunApr 4Easter DayObservance, Christian
2022SunApr 17Easter DayObservance, Christian
2023SunApr 9Easter DayObservance, Christian
2024SunMar 31Easter DayObservance, Christian
2025SunApr 20Easter DayObservance, Christian

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