Lent (March or April)
Just like the other Pampanga towns, Mexico celebrates Lent Season every March or April of the year. It is a whole week of repentance for devout Catholics who observe the passion of the Christ and his ultimate sacrifice at the Cross.
Pampanga became a Lent capital even as thousands watch the flagellants and penitents who walk the streets while inflicting physical pain on their bodies as part of their sacred ritual of sacrifice. Meanwhile, others even let themselves be literally nailed to the Cross and become the major attractions during this season.
But most Catholic families do the Visita Iglesias, or the pilgrim to nine (9) Catholic churches or chapels during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Feast of Santa Monica (May 4)
The whole town celebrates the Feast of Santa Monica every 4th of May. It is usually a two or three day affair with a Mass celebrated at the Sta. Monica Parish Church and the procession of the town’s patron saint. The local government also prepares other activities such as community activities, pageants, contests and more. However, the activity is still considered as a religious event.