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Origin of Palm Sunday
Words nearby Palm Sunday
What is Palm Sunday?
Palm Sunday is the day on which Christians commemorate Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem five days before his crucifixion and death.
It is the Sunday before Easter, the holiday on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
When is Palm Sunday?
In 2021, Palm Sunday falls on March 28. In 2022, Palm Sunday 2022 falls on April 10.
Palm Sunday is always the Sunday before Easter, but Easter moves every year.
In Western Christianity, the date of Palm Sunday can fall between March 15 and April 18.
In the Orthodox Church, the date of Easter is calculated in a different way.
In 2021, the Orthodox Church will observe Palm Sunday on April 25. In 2022, the Orthodox Church will observe Palm Sunday on April 17.
Why is it called Palm Sunday?
The first records of the term Palm Sunday come from before 1000. It’s called Palm Sunday in reference to the palm leaves that the people of Jerusalem are said to have laid in the path of the donkey that Jesus was riding to welcome him.
In some churches, palm branches are distributed to the congregation to be waved, displayed, or carried in processions. These palms are sometimes saved until the next year, when they are burned so the ashes can be used in ceremonies on Ash Wednesday.
Palm Sunday is often observed in a celebratory way in remembrance of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, with the rest of Holy Week turning to somber reflection as Good Friday approaches. Easter Sunday is treated as a time of celebration and is considered the most important Christian holiday.
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How is Palm Sunday discussed in real life?
In contrast to the somber reflection and fasting that marks the season of Lent and the rest of Holy Week, Christians often observe Palm Sunday in a celebratory way.
Palm Sunday service on March 25, 2018, at Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N Kansas Ave. Looking for a place to celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 1, 2018? Comecheck us out. pic.twitter.com/A7d2Upx0wB
— Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church (@KansasMethodist) March 31, 2018
— Burien Comm. Church (@BurienCC) April 11, 2014
Church on Palm Sunday is always so beautiful
— leslie loves allyᴬᴮᴴ 💗 (@allybslayinlife) March 25, 2018
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True or False?
Palm Sunday is always observed on the Sunday before Easter.
Example sentences from the Web for Palm Sunday
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That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.
Scott, who died Sunday at 49, could go from evoking a Baptist preacher to quoting Public Enemy.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday night, its fashion fans are in for a familiar treat.
Those who are not working on Sunday will almost certainly attend the funeral for Liu.
Tobacco at this period was also rolled up in the leaves of the Palm and smoked.
A little boy aged two years and four months was deprived of a pencil from Thursday to Sunday for scribbling on the wall-paper.
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.
The fact that the day following the punishment parade was a Sunday brought about a certain relaxation from discipline.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Hagley Road, on Sunday evenings, is particularly affected by some as their favourite promenade.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for Palm Sunday
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.