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Palm Sunday 2011: What You Need To Know

Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus’ triumphant return to the city of Jerusalem. In 2011, Palm Sunday will be celebrated on April 17.Although the return to Jerusalem is recounted in a…

Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus’ triumphant return to the city of Jerusalem. In 2011, Palm Sunday will be celebrated on April 17.

Although the return to Jerusalem is recounted in all four canonical gospels, the traditions of Palm Sunday are largely based on the description from the Gospel of John.

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (John 12:12-13)

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