Palm Sunday

Polish Palms

Polish Palms

Palm Sunday is one of the most important holidays in the Church. It is the Sunday before Easter. This year Palm Sunday falls on 13 April and on this day in Poland churchgoers bring palms to Church and have them blessed during mass after which the faithful take them home to protect them against evil. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem before his death. Although modern Easter palms do not resemble those that people had in the times of Jesus, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Polish people make ‘palms’ from dried flowers on coloured willow branches, so-called catkins. In some regions of Poland there is tradition of making tall palms from flowers and paper.

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