Semana Santa starts here this weekend. The town will start to fill up this weekend, and will be packed all next week. It is like Spring Break on steroids, and a sight to see.
Semana Santa Traditions
Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the week leading up to Easter. This is a very important holiday in Mexico. Religious celebrations are at the forefront, but it’s also a time when Mexican families head to the beaches and tourist attractions.Most schools have two weeks vacation at this time, both Semana Santa and the following week, which is referred to as Semana de Pascua.
Dates of Semana Santa:
Semana Santa runs from Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) to Easter Sunday (Domingo de Pascua), but since students (and some workers) enjoy a two-week break at this time, the full week preceding Easter as well as the following week comprise the Semana Santa holiday. Find out the dates of Semana Santa, which vary from year to year.
Travel During Holy Week:
Since schools in Mexico have a two-week vacation…
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