Holy Saturday (Sábado Santo) is a Christian holiday in Mexico prior to Easter Sunday. Solemn vigils are held at churches on this day.
Is Holy Saturday a Public Holiday?
Even though Holy Saturday falls on Saturday, April 8, 2023, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in Mexico.
Celebrate Holy Saturday
The Holy Week long weekend is a popular time to travel on vacation so tourist destinations, particularly along the coast of Mexico, can be quite busy. Churches hold solemn evening masses, where candles are lit, on Holy Saturday. Effigies of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus, are burnt outside churches afterwards.
Holy Saturday is a religious observance in Mexico.
About Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday, also known as the Black Saturday or the Great Sabbath, commemorates the day Jesus' body rested in a tomb - it is the day before he is believed to have risen from death.
Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico, so Holy Saturday is part of the Holy Week events across the country and within the church worldwide.