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 Sunday a Public Holiday?
Easter Sunday is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, April 9, 2023 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Mexico.
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.
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.