PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday is a significant event in the Catholic Church.  It is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the  Sunday before  Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumph entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is marked by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into crosses) to the assembled worshippers. The difficulty of procuring palms for that day’s ceremonies in unfavorable climates for palms led to the substitution of boughs of box, yew, willow, olive,  or other native trees. The Sunday was often designated by the names of these trees, as Yew Sunday, or by the general term Branch Sunday.

Anyhow, I am glad that my hubby, Vince and I are able to attend the Palm Sunday and I also bought palm fronds (palaspas) for the cost of 5 pesos per bundle.  Palaspas refers specifically to palm fronds that Filipinos intricately decorate and take to church on Palm Sunday. After the fronds are blessed by the priests, Filipinos take them back home. Well, they have many people to attend the Palm Sunday and almost bring palaspas. I said that many people are attending to the mass because the Cathedral Church in Lucena City is crowded.  I took a photo during the priests blessed the fronds.

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