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.
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.
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.