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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
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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

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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
  • Sun
  • Apr 17, 2022

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 06, 2022Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 09, 2022Jan 09The Baptism of Jesus
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02Candlemas
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedMar 02, 2022Mar 02Ash Wednesday
ThursdayThuMar 17, 2022Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
SaturdaySatMar 19, 2022Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunApr 10, 2022Apr 10Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2022Apr 14Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
SaturdaySatApr 23, 2022Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 26, 2022May 26Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunJun 05, 2022Jun 05Pentecost
SundaySunJun 12, 2022Jun 12Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 16, 2022Jun 16Corpus Christi
WednesdayWedJun 29, 2022Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
FridayFriJul 15, 2022Jul 15Saint Vladimir
MondayMonJul 25, 2022Jul 25St. James the Great Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01Lammas
MondayMonAug 15, 2022Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
WednesdayWedSep 14, 2022Sep 14Holy Cross Day
ThursdayThuSep 29, 2022Sep 29Michael and All Angels
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31All Hallows Eve
TuesdayTueNov 01, 2022Nov 01All Saints' Day
WednesdayWedNov 02, 2022Nov 02All Souls' Day
SundaySunNov 20, 2022Nov 20Christ the King
ThursdayThuNov 24, 2022Nov 24Thanksgiving (USA)
SundaySunNov 27, 2022Nov 27Advent - first Sunday
WednesdayWedNov 30, 2022Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
TuesdayTueDec 06, 2022Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
SaturdaySatDec 24, 2022Dec 24Christmas Eve
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas
WednesdayWedDec 28, 2022Dec 28Holy Innocents
SaturdaySatDec 31, 2022Dec 31Watch Night