Easter in Mexico

braided palm fronds for palm sunday in mexico

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the Mexican celebration that takes over Easter.

It begins on Palm Sunday and runs until Easter and undoubtedly the most important Holiday in the Mexican culture. Schools and often businesses in Mexico close during these two weeks and many Mexican families go on Holiday during Semana Santa and Pascura.

Throughout the celebration of Holy week there is always a lot of delicious local food to be found across the country. The Roman Catholics Lenten traditions dictate that no meat is eaten on Fridays during lent, so instead Mexicans fill up on fish soup, lima beans, shrimp patties as well as nopales. The most popular desert in Mexico is Capiriotada. It is a bread and butter pudding made with bread, butter, cheese milk, raisins, cinnamon and sometimes other dried fruits that is always served at Easter celebrations in Mexico.

One of the joys of living in Mexico is the appreciation of the richness of the culture and traditions.

Happy Easter from Akumal Villas!