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Palm SundayPopular festivals and traditions
04/02/2023

In Christianity, Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus Christ and his disciples into Jerusalem. It was the last time Jesus went to Jerusalem and, according to the Gospel, that happened at the beginning of the last week of his life, a few days before the Lord's Supper. On Palm Sunday, families traditionally take to the streets dressed in their best clothes carrying white palm leaves or laurel bouquets. This tradition is gradually being lost due to the secularization of society, but one can still find stalls in the city that sell this type of braided palm leaves, an example of traditional craftsmanship. These are intricately crafted white palm leaves, each one more beautiful than the next, used by Catholics to symbolize the entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and the joy with which he was received. Palm Sunday also marks the beginning of Holy Week.

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