I am sure most Catholics around the world has participated in Palm Sunday yesterday; which is always the significant day in the Lent season approaching Easter.
It is the Sunday before Easter and is also the initial point to marking the beginning of the HOLY Week after almost a month of abstinence and fast during the Lent season.
Why is Palm Sunday so important in the calendar and what is the significance of it to the whole celebration?
Well, the reason why Palm Sunday is significant and how it relates to beginning the whole Holy Week is due to the significant entry of Jesus Christ; which was a triumphant one into Jerusalem to face his fate and it is also the days before his Passion.
Palms were often associated with triumph and victory in the Jewish tradition and thus so, to mark the entry of Jesus Christ.
When the Holy Week begins, we participate and observe the honorary Passion of Christ; and together we pray and reflect on ourselves.