Domingo de Ramos, Palm Sunday

March 29, 2015 – Domingo de Ramos – Palm Sunday

Christians in Mexico celebrate Palm Sunday, which honors Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. 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.

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Jesus on Palm Sunday. Painting at the church altar. Photo: www.bigstockphoto.com/ by zatletic

Civic Holiday:  Like statutory holidays, these are observed nationally. But, unlike statutory holidays, it is not mandatory to provide employees with a paid day off or holiday pay.