the Sunday before Easter, celebrated in commemoration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
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British Dictionary definitions for Palm Sunday
the Sunday before Easter commemorating Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem
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Cultural definitions for Palm Sunday
The Sunday before Easter. It is celebrated by Christians (see also Christian) to commemorate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem) five days before his Crucifixion. On that occasion, the people of Jerusalem laid palm leaves in his path as a sign of welcome. Palms are carried or worn by worshipers in many churches on Palm Sunday.
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