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Good Friday in Mexico

Good Friday (Viernes Santo) is a bank holiday in Mexico prior to Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Christians remember Jesus’ crucifixion and death on this day.

Is Good Friday a Public Holiday?

Good Friday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Jesus' crucifixion is remembered on Good Friday.

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Commemorate Good Friday

Crowds of people take part in processions in a number of Mexican towns and cities. The processions include actors carrying large crosses to reenact Jesus’ final moments before his death. Good Friday is a solemn day when churches are often draped in dark colors.

Many people travel on vacation during the Holy Week long weekend so tourist destinations, particularly along the coast of Mexico, can be quite busy.

What’s Open or Closed?

Most banks and schools are closed in Mexico on Good Friday. Traffic and public transport may be stalled in streets where there are Good Friday processions in Mexico.

About Good Friday

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico, so Good Friday is part of the Holy Week (Semana Santa) events across the country and within the church worldwide.

About Good Friday in other countries

Read more about Good Friday.

Good Friday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriApr 3Good FridayBank holiday
2016FriMar 25Good FridayBank holiday
2017FriApr 14Good FridayBank holiday
2018FriMar 30Good FridayBank holiday
2019FriApr 19Good FridayBank holiday
2020FriApr 10Good FridayBank holiday
2021FriApr 2Good FridayBank holiday
2022FriApr 15Good FridayBank holiday
2023FriApr 7Good FridayBank holiday
2024FriMar 29Good FridayBank holiday
2025FriApr 18Good FridayBank holiday

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