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.
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.
About Holy Saturday in other countriesRead more about Holy Saturday.
Holy Saturday Observances
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Quick FactsMexicans observe Holy Saturday as part of Holy Week (Semana Santa), which commemorates Jesus’ last moments of life, his death, and resurrection.
Holy Saturday 2017Saturday, April 15, 2017
Holy Saturday 2018Saturday, March 31, 2018
Name in other languages
Alternative nameSábado de Gloria
- Easter Day – Sunday, April 16, 2017
- Good Friday – Friday, April 14, 2017
- Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 13, 2017