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PALM SUNDAY

When is Palm Sunday in 2020?

Palm Sunday in 2020 is on the Sunday, 12th of Apr (4/12/2020).

Palm Sunday is on the 103th day of 2020. There are 263 days left in the year.

Palm Sunday Facts

  • Date: Apr 12, 2020
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Sunday before Easter
  • Celebrations: Worshippers to receive fresh palm leaves on Palm Sunday
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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

DAY
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

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 06, 2019Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 13, 2019Jan 13The Baptism of Jesus
SaturdaySatFeb 02, 2019Feb 02Candlemas
ThursdayThuFeb 14, 2019Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedMar 06, 2019Mar 06Ash Wednesday
SundaySunMar 17, 2019Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
TuesdayTueMar 19, 2019Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunApr 14, 2019Apr 14Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 18, 2019Apr 18Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
TuesdayTueApr 23, 2019Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 30, 2019May 30Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunJun 09, 2019Jun 09Pentecost
SaturdaySatJun 15, 2019Jun 15Saint Vladimir
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20Corpus Christi
SaturdaySatJun 29, 2019Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
ThursdayThuJul 25, 2019Jul 25St. James the Great Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2019Aug 01Lammas
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
SaturdaySatSep 14, 2019Sep 14Holy Cross Day
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Michael and All Angels
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2019Oct 31All Hallows Eve
FridayFriNov 01, 2019Nov 01All Saints' Day
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02All Souls' Day
SaturdaySatNov 23, 2019Nov 23Thanksgiving (USA)
TuesdayTueNov 26, 2019Nov 26Christ the King
SaturdaySatNov 30, 2019Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
SundaySunDec 01, 2019Dec 01Advent - first Sunday
FridayFriDec 06, 2019Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
TuesdayTueDec 24, 2019Dec 24Christmas Eve
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas
SaturdaySatDec 28, 2019Dec 28Holy Innocents
TuesdayTueDec 31, 2019Dec 31Watch Night