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Holy Saturday in Mexico

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?

Holy Saturday is not a public holiday. It falls on Saturday, April 20, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Saturday opening hours in Mexico.

Jesus Christ

Jesus' death is mourned on Holy Saturday. Christians believe he is the son of God and was resurrected.

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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.

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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.

About Holy Saturday in other countries

Read more about Holy Saturday.

Holy Saturday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SatApr 3Holy SaturdayObservance
2011SatApr 23Holy SaturdayObservance
2012SatApr 7Holy SaturdayObservance
2013SatMar 30Holy SaturdayObservance
2014SatApr 19Holy SaturdayObservance
2015SatApr 4Holy SaturdayObservance
2016SatMar 26Holy SaturdayObservance
2017SatApr 15Holy SaturdayObservance
2018SatMar 31Holy SaturdayObservance
2019SatApr 20Holy SaturdayObservance
2020SatApr 11Holy SaturdayObservance

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