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.


Jesus on Palm Sunday. Painting at the church altar. Photo: 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.