Palm Sunday is a Christian holiday that falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where he was greeted by crowds of people who laid palm branches in his path, according to the Christian Bible.
In many Christian denominations, Palm Sunday is celebrated by the blessing and distribution of palm branches to the congregation, which are often woven into crosses or other shapes. Some churches also have processions in which participants wave palm branches or carry them in a parade.
During Palm Sunday service, the passion of Christ is read, which recounts the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. Some churches also hold special services or masses on the day, which may include hymns and prayers.
Palm Sunday is considered the beginning of Holy Week, which is a time of reflection and contemplation for many Christians, leading to the celebration of Easter.
Palm Sunday is a public holiday in many countries with a Christian tradition, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.