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PALM SUNDAY

When is Palm Sunday in 2022?

Palm Sunday in 2022 is on the Sunday, 17th of Apr (4/17/2022).

Palm Sunday is on the 107th day of 2022. There are 258 days left in the year.

Palm Sunday Facts

  • Date: Apr 17, 2022
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Sunday before Easter
  • Celebrations: Worshippers to receive fresh palm leaves on Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday iImage Credit: Pixabay

In the Christian calendar, Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and the final Sunday in Lent. Palm Sunday marks the first day of the Holy Week. The day commemorates the day Jesus arrived in Jerusalem riding on a donkey. It was only a few days before one of his disciples Judas Iscariot, would betray him, putting Jesus on trial and ultimately sentenced to death by crucifixion.

The Palm Sunday Meaning is derived from how the people of Jerusalem laid palm leaves on the path as Jesus passed. Today, Palm Sunday celebrations involve a procession of faithfuls carrying palms, willow or olive branches. Other names of this holiday are Branch Sunday, Passion Sunday, Flower Sunday and Willow Sunday.

What Is The History of Palm Sunday?

The Palm Sunday story narrates Jesus’ triumphant entry in Jerusalem where He would be crucified five days later. On that day, Jesus rode on a donkey as crowds called him Messiah and greeted him by waving and laying palm branches on the ground. Prophet Zachariah had predicted the event in the Old Testament that people would recognize the Messiah as he rode into the city.

How Is Palm Sunday Celebrated Today?

Every year, Christians across the globe observe the Palm Sunday. The priests are mandated to give Palm Sunday sermons that should deepen the worshippers’ faith. During the ceremony, the congregation moves in a procession carrying palms’ branches just like Jesus’ followers did to Him on His humble entry into the city of Jerusalem. When palms are not available, they use willow, olive or other branches. In most churches, the worshippers twist the branches into crosses and other religious symbols. At the end of the procession, some members of the congregation take the palms home to serve as sacred signs. However, in most Roman Catholic congregation, the branches are blessed, burned and the ash saved for use in the following year’s Ash Wednesday.

Why is Palm Sunday Important?

According to the Palm Sunday Scripture, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem marked the last week of His earthly ministry. He was arrested a few days later, mocked and crucified on the cross. Christians believe that Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection saved them the punishment they should be receiving up to date. For this reason, Palm Sunday is significant to all Christians as it reminds them of how Christ died for their sins.

What Happens To The Palms After The Palm Sunday?

During the ceremony, the palms are blessed and cannot, therefore, be thrown away like rubbish. The Palms usually are, collected, burned into ash and used the following year to mark the worshippers’ foreheads for Ash Wednesday Celebration. The Ash Wednesday is generally the start of the lent period.

What Is The Significance Of Palms And Donkey?

From time immemorial, Palms have been a sign of homage. Palm branches are a symbol of joy, peace, and victory. In the world of Christianity, it is a sign of victory over the flesh. In fact, Palms were often thrown before noble and people of great respect.

Back in the days, a king riding on a horse was a symbol of war. On the other hand, a King riding on a donkey signified peace and humility. Although Jesus did not consider himself a king, his followers saw Him as the King of Israel.

What Can You Do On Palm Sunday?

Besides going to church and taking part in the Palm Sunday procession, you should take part in activities that show your full appreciation in the Palm Sunday concept. You can offer someone a palm on this day. This is a common Palm Sunday Catholic tradition. Also, strive to forgive others just like Jesus died for the sins of all humankind.

You could also make it an interesting Palm Sunday for kids. Join them in singing related songs or keep them entertained with Palm Sunday arts and crafts.

Palm Sunday Observances

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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sun
  • May 25, 2008
  • Sun
  • Apr 12, 2009
  • Sun
  • Apr 04, 2010
  • Sun
  • Apr 24, 2011
  • Sun
  • Apr 08, 2012
  • Sun
  • Mar 31, 2013
  • Sun
  • Apr 20, 2014
  • Sun
  • Apr 05, 2015
  • Sun
  • Mar 27, 2016
  • Sun
  • Apr 16, 2017
  • Sun
  • Apr 01, 2018
  • Sun
  • Apr 21, 2019
  • Sun
  • Apr 12, 2020
  • Sun
  • Apr 04, 2021

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 06, 2021Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 10, 2021Jan 10The Baptism of Jesus
TuesdayTueFeb 02, 2021Feb 02Candlemas
SundaySunFeb 14, 2021Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 17, 2021Feb 17Ash Wednesday
WednesdayWedMar 17, 2021Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriMar 19, 2021Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunMar 28, 2021Mar 28Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 01, 2021Apr 01Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
FridayFriApr 23, 2021Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunMay 23, 2021May 23Pentecost
SundaySunMay 30, 2021May 30Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 03, 2021Jun 03Corpus Christi
TuesdayTueJun 15, 2021Jun 15Saint Vladimir
TuesdayTueJun 29, 2021Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
SundaySunJul 25, 2021Jul 25St. James the Great Day
SundaySunAug 01, 2021Aug 01Lammas
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
TuesdayTueSep 14, 2021Sep 14Holy Cross Day
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29Michael and All Angels
SundaySunOct 31, 2021Oct 31All Hallows Eve
MondayMonNov 01, 2021Nov 01All Saints' Day
TuesdayTueNov 02, 2021Nov 02All Souls' Day
SundaySunNov 21, 2021Nov 21Christ the King
ThursdayThuNov 25, 2021Nov 25Thanksgiving (USA)
SundaySunNov 28, 2021Nov 28Advent - first Sunday
TuesdayTueNov 30, 2021Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
MondayMonDec 06, 2021Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
FridayFriDec 24, 2021Dec 24Christmas Eve
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas
TuesdayTueDec 28, 2021Dec 28Holy Innocents
FridayFriDec 31, 2021Dec 31Watch Night