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Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Mexico

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción de María) is celebrated in Catholic churches in Mexico and worldwide on December 8. It focuses on the concept that Jesus’ mother Mary was conceived without sin.

Is Feast of the Immaculate Conception a Public Holiday?

Feast of the Immaculate Conception is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, December 8, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Mexico.

Virgin Mary mother of child Jesus

The Catholic church believes Mary was conceived without sin.

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Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Many churches hold special masses dedicated to Mary and her conception. It is a particularly special event in the town of San Juan de los Lagos in northeastern Jalisco, central Mexico. Celebrations include street festivals, food stalls, music, exhibitions, and games.

Public Life

The feast of the Immaculate Conception is a religious observance and not a statutory federal holiday in Mexico.

About the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Many theologians, including St Thomas Aquinas, questioned the idea of Mary’s immaculate conception until Pope Pius IX proclaimed it to be an essential dogma in the Catholic Church on December 8, 1854. The written document on this is known as the Ineffabilis Deus. Since then, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the belief that Mary was born without sin and that God chose her to be Jesus’ mother.

About Feast of the Immaculate Conception in other countries

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2016ThuDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2017FriDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2018SatDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2019SunDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2020TueDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2021WedDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2022ThuDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2023FriDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2024SunDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance
2025MonDec 8Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance

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