Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

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

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English

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Palm Sunday
 
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the Sunday before Easter commemorating Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem

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Palm Sunday definition


The Sunday before Easter. It is celebrated by Christians to commemorate the entry of Jesus into 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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