Semana Santa Dates to Remember

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School is out for over 200 thousand students in Baja California Sur for Semana Santa Vacations. Kids will be out of school on Friday, April 12th and not returning until Monday, April 29th. Please be aware that several government offices will be closed for the week of the 15th to the 19th. Banks will be closed Thursday, the 18th and Friday, the 19th out of tradition.

Grocery stores, department stores and most restaurants will be opened regular hours. Smaller businesses may or may not be opened. Therefore, it is always a good idea to call first to make sure they will be open.

Semana Santa is much like Spring Break up north but in Mexico, the Easter holidays are a combination of two weeks. The first week being Semana Santa, or Holy Week, which this year starts on Palm Sunday, April 14th and the second week being Pascua, which is Easter Sunday, April 21st, until the following Saturday.

Good Friday this year will Friday, April 19th and Easter Sunday falls on Sunday, April 21st.