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Palm Sunday; the First Sunday of Holy Week

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Kozhikode: Christians from all over the world today celebrate Palm Sunday.Which is remembered by the Christians in the arrival of Jesus Christ on the cross of Jerusalem before the crucifixion. The Hebrew word hoshan means literally. It is a translucent form. People came to Jesus with screws in the hands of the olive trees in their hands, spreading their clothes on the road. There are shrines for blessings such as blessings, the devotees, the Vedic and the Holy Qurbana.

It is believed palm branches were placed in his path when Christ entered into Jerusalem before his crucifixion.

There will be daily masses till Easter Sunday, which is on April 1, with a special one on Good Friday (March 30).

One of the most important days in the Christian calendar, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Holy Week, preceding the week of events leading up to Jesus Christ's death and resurrection.

On this day, parishioners usually carry palms in a ritualistic procession into churches, where the leaves are blessed with holy water.

During special Palm Sunday services, many churches provide congregation members with small crosses made from palm leaves. In many households, the leaves received from the church are placed before a picture of Christ and they remain there till Christmas Eve when it is given back to the churches to be used in bonfire.

In many countries, believers create crosses from palm fronds as a celebration. A traditional celebratory feast is also common.

At many congregations, the palms are burnt and the ashes saved for next year's Ash Wednesday.

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