Palm Sunday


Palm Sunday

noun

: the Christian holiday celebrated on the Sunday before Easter

Full Definition of PALM SUNDAY

:  the Sunday before Easter celebrated in commemoration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem

Origin of PALM SUNDAY

from the palm branches strewn in Christ's way
First Known Use: before 12th century

Palm Sunday

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Christianity, the first day of Holy Week and the Sunday before Easter, commemorating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It usually includes a procession of members of the congregation carrying palms, representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into the city. The liturgy also includes readings recounting the suffering and death of Jesus. Palm Sunday was celebrated in Jerusalem as early as the 4th century and in the West by the 8th century.

Variants of PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday

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