Semana Santa (Holy Week) is an important holiday in Mexico. It begins on the Sunday before Easter (Palm Sunday or Domingo de Ramos) and continues through Easter Sunday. The dates of Semana Santa vary from year to year. Students and some workers also have the following week off, so tourist attractions and beaches tend to be crowded for the full two weeks.
These are the dates of Holy Week for the next few years:
- 2011 - April 17 to 24
- 2012 - April 1 to 8
- 2013 - March 25 to 31
- 2014 - April 14 to 20
- 2015 - March 30 to April 5
Find out how Holy Week and Easter are celebrated in Mexico.