Palm Sunday observed in the city: Sunday

Shillong April 11: In most of the Catholic Churches in India the Palms Sunday are blessed by the Priest In Shillong Archdiocese are Celebrate in different parishes since 9.April 2017, like Pynthormukhrah parish, Laitumkhrah Cathedral parish and in all over the world and other then distributed among the people after the Holy Mass. There is a tradition of folding Palm Fronds into Palm Crosses which are kept at the altar till the next Ash Wednesday .

Also Pope Francis carry the Palm leaves on Vatican City . Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entrance of Christ into Jerusalem when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest on Holy Thursday and His Crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent, and the week in which Christians celebrate the mystery of their salvation through Christ’s Death and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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