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Whit Sunday in Mexico

Whitsunday, or Pentecost (Pentecostés), is celebrated in churches both in Mexico and worldwide to remember the story of the Holy Ghost visiting Jesus’ followers in the form of a dove.

Is Whit Sunday a Public Holiday?

Whit Sunday is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 31, 2020 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Mexico.

The Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, descending upon Jesus' disciples.

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Celebrate Whitsunday

Special church services are held on Whitsunday in Mexico. The color red is used in churches to symbolize the day Jesus’ disciples were blessed with “tongues of fire”, or the gift of speaking in other languages, by the Holy Spirit.

Public Life

Pentecost is a religious observance and not a federal public holiday in Mexico. It falls on a Sunday, which is a non-working day for many workers.

About Whitsunday

Pentecost occurs seven weeks after Easter Sunday. It celebrates the story of the Holy Spirit passing on the gift of tongues to a group of Jesus' followers. It is believed that the disciples were given the supernatural ability to speak in languages they had not previously known.

About Whit Sunday in other countries

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Whit Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunMay 24Whit SundayObservance
2016SunMay 15Whit SundayObservance
2017SunJun 4Whit SundayObservance
2018SunMay 20Whit SundayObservance
2019SunJun 9Whit SundayObservance
2020SunMay 31Whit SundayObservance
2021SunMay 23Whit SundayObservance
2022SunJun 5Whit SundayObservance
2023SunMay 28Whit SundayObservance
2024SunMay 19Whit SundayObservance
2025SunJun 8Whit SundayObservance

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