Easter feast 2019 is fast approaching with plenty of important days to be celebrated and practiced by Christian Communities. The day of resurrection in Easter 2019 is falling on 21st April 2019. Palm Sunday will fall exactly a week before Easter Sunday i.e. on 15th April 2019.
Time To Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday traditionally marks the first day of Holy Week. Solemn week firmly focusing on the final days of Jesus’ life. According to Christian’s Belief; Palm Sunday is the commemoration of Lord Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry in Jerusalem, riding on the back of a donkey before he was crucified and then resurrected.
Historical Roots and Significance of Palm Sunday:
The term Palm Sunday originates from the Palm Branches that people lined up and laid down in Lord Jesus’ path to honor him as he rode intro Jerusalem.
The reason Jesus’ was welcomed into the Jerusalem in such strange way – because, Palm Branches symbolizes the sign of Peace and Victory, and in biblical times were laid down before the conquering heroes (Messiah) in homage.
People took branches from the Palm and Olive trees surrounding the road, waved them in the air in front of Jesus while Shouting aloud ‘Hosanna’- which means ‘God save us’ and put some of the branches on the road to make is feasible for the donkey to walk along the bumpy and rocky road.
The roaring Shouts of – ‘Hosanna’ at the beginning of the Holy week turned to a crowd shouting -‘Crucify him’, by the end of the week.
How Palm Sunday is Celebrated? – Customs and Traditions:
Palm Sunday also known as Passion Sunday – is a movable feast and falls exactly one week before the Easter Sunday – on Sixth Sunday of Lent period. On this day, Christians all around the world celebrates Lord Jesus Christs’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem.
On this day, worshipers also remember the Christ’s crucifixion and sacrificial death on the cross, Praises Lord for the gift of eternal salvation, and look up expectedly for the Christs’ return.
Many Churches hold special customary services on this day. These customs include reading the account of Lord’s entrance into the Jerusalem that led to his death.
These customs include reading the account of Lord’s entrance into the Jerusalem that led to his death, waving of Palm branches to resemble a triumph possession, singing of Hymns, and Worshipers in many churches around the world receive small crosses or branches woven from Palm leaves or other local woods for the customary observance.
Easter feast is very significant date in Christian Calendar, so is the date of Palm Sunday – as it marks the beginning of Holy week.
During this whole week, Christians across the world experience wide range of emotions waving from deep sorrows to great joy and happiness. Make sure to mark your date for Palm Sunday – Easter 2019 Celebrations as it will help you to plan ahead of time a kind of customary services you will attend or perform on the Holy day,