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Maundy Thursday in Mexico

Maundy Thursday (Jueves Santo) is a bank holiday in Mexico prior to Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Jesus’ last supper is remembered on this day.

Is Maundy Thursday a Public Holiday?

Maundy Thursday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Jesus in the clouds

Maundy Thursday is part of Holy Week, which observes Jesus' last days, his death, and resurrection.

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Celebrate Maundy Thursday

Feature movies, cartoons or documentaries related to biblical stories, particularly about Jesus’ life, are often shown on television during Holy Week. 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 Maundy Thursday.

About Maundy Thursday

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico, so Maundy Thursday is part of the Holy Week events across the country and within the church worldwide.

About Maundy Thursday in other countries

Read more about Maundy Thursday.

Maundy Thursday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuApr 2Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2016ThuMar 24Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2017ThuApr 13Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2018ThuMar 29Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2019ThuApr 18Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2020ThuApr 9Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2021ThuApr 1Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2022ThuApr 14Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2023ThuApr 6Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2024ThuMar 28Maundy ThursdayBank holiday
2025ThuApr 17Maundy ThursdayBank holiday

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