Easter is on the way, with everyone Spring decorations, Basket filler, and nice desserts that the vacation brings with it. But before it’s time bake the hamThere is Holy Week – seven days of religious importance in the Christian faith and the last countdown to Easter. This year, Holy Week will take place from Sunday, April 5, 2020 to Saturday, April 11, 2020. The first day of Holy Week is Palm Sunday. This means that Palm Sunday is taking place this year April 5, 2020.
What is Palm Sunday and why is it celebrated?
Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week, a period of seven days that culminates the day before Easter Sunday. The festival commemorates the triumphal arrival of Jesus to the Passover in Jerusalem, where he was greeted by a crowd that put palm branches at his feet. According to Christianity.comHis greeters hoped that Jesus would overthrow the Roman government in Jerusalem. They shouted: “Hosanna to the son of David”, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”, “Blessed is the king of Israel” and other words of praise.
Nowadays, palm trees are still involved in the Palm Sunday Mass. Palm trees are blessed and distributed every year, and many believers tie them in the shape of a cross. According to the World Catholic Library“Because the palms are blessed, they must not be disposed of as garbage. Instead, they are appropriately collected and burned in the church to produce the ashes that are used to meet Ash Wednesday the following year.”
When is Palm Sunday in 2020?
This year is Palm Sunday April 5. The rest of Holy Week is as follows:
- Palm Sunday: April 5th
- Holy Thursday: April 9th
- Good Friday: April 10th
- Holy Saturday: April 11
- Easter Sunday: April 12th
Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper; Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus; Holy Saturday commemorates the vigil that the followers of Jesus held outside his grave. and Easter Sunday celebrates the day on which Christ rose from the dead.
When is Palm Sunday in 2021?
In 2021, Palm Sunday falls on March 28th. Easter Sunday falls on April 4, 2021.