Palm Sunday (Christian)
As Jesus made his entry into Jerusalem, the crowds lined his path with palm fronds. In churches today, observances include the blessing and distribution of Palm leaves to their congregants.
Today is also the beginning of Holy Week, the countdown to Christ’s crucifixion and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Note: This years extra palm leaves will be used for the ashes on Ash Wednesday 2009.
Image used with permission: Jeff Miller / The Curt Jester