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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.

Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross.
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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
FriApr 22010Good FridayBank holiday
FriApr 222011Good FridayBank holiday
FriApr 62012Good FridayBank holiday
FriMar 292013Good FridayBank holiday
FriApr 182014Good FridayBank holiday
FriApr 32015Good FridayBank holiday
FriMar 252016Good FridayBank holiday
FriApr 142017Good FridayBank holiday
FriMar 302018Good FridayBank holiday
FriApr 192019Good FridayBank holiday
FriApr 102020Good FridayBank holiday

Quick Facts

Mexicans observe Good Friday as the day Jesus died on the cross about 2000 years ago.

Good Friday 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Good FridayEnglish
Viernes SantoSpanish
KarfreitagGerman

List of dates for other years

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Other holidays in April 2018 in Mexico

Fun Holidays on April 14, 2018

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