Every year in these two weeks, national and international tourists converge for this special occasion, to enjoy the beauty, hospitality and service that both Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit (PVR) have to offer.
National tourists from cities such as Guadalajara, Tepic, Morelia, Leon, Aguas Calientes, Zacatecas, and Queretaro have been arriving steadily since last week to the PVR region.
Semana Santa and Pascua constitute a very important period for the local economy and an interesting time to see the buzzing energy at the local beaches, Malecon, restaurants, and night clubs.
Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Semana Pascua (Easter Week)
Centering around Easter, this two-week period in late March or April is the most important religious holiday of the year.
Holy Week is the week before Easter, from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday. It commemorates the last days and crucifixion of Christ. Processions and biblical re-enactments (“Passion Plays”) are common.
The next week, Easter Week, starts on Easter Sunday and ends on the following Saturday, marking Christ’s resurrection and the end of Lent.
It should be noted that schools as well as many businesses are closed during these two weeks. As such, this is the peak vacation time for Mexicans, many of whom travel to the beach. This makes Holy Week and Easter Week the busiest time of the year in Puerto Vallarta.
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