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Palm Sunday

  1. the Sunday before Easter, celebrated in commemoration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
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Origin of Palm Sunday

before 1000; Middle English; Old English
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Historical Examples of palm sunday

  • They were born on Palm-Sunday, and are nearly three years old.

    Harper's Young People, February 17, 1880


  • On Palm-Sunday, there was a great procession, after a papal mass.

British Dictionary definitions for palm sunday

Palm Sunday

  1. the Sunday before Easter commemorating Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem
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palm sunday in Culture

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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