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Palm Sunday in Mexico

Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) is held 7 days before Easter Sunday and marks the start of Holy Week (Semana Santa) in Mexico. Churches are decorated with palms to celebrate the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.

Is Palm Sunday a Public Holiday?

Palm Sunday is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, April 14, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Mexico.

Cross palms

Palms are a popular decoration in and around church buildings on Palm Sunday.

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Celebrate Palm Sunday

Churches throughout Mexico are beautifully decorated for special services, where people receive palms. The main attraction in some towns and villages is a procession that reenacts the story of Jesus arriving on a donkey in Jerusalem.

Public Life

Palm Sunday is a religious observance in Mexico. It is on a Sunday so schools, banks and many businesses are closed.

About Palm Sunday

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Mexico. Palm Sunday is part of the Holy Week events across the country and within the church worldwide.

About Palm Sunday in other countries

Read more about Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunMar 29Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2016SunMar 20Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2017SunApr 9Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2018SunMar 25Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2019SunApr 14Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2020SunApr 5Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2021SunMar 28Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2022SunApr 10Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2023SunApr 2Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2024SunMar 24Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2025SunApr 13Palm SundayObservance, Christian

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