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Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday Around the World
Christians waved palm leaves and walked in processions to mark the beginning of Holy Week.
People wave leaves during celebrations marking the Christian feast of Palm Sunday in Laguna on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerifeon, on Sunday, April 13, 2014. For Christians, Palm Sunday marks Jesus Christ's entrance into Jerusalem, when his followers laid palm branches in his path. The day kicks off Holy Week.
Children take part in a religious procession to mark Palm Sunday in St. Petersburg, April 13. More than 2000 children from Orthodox religious schools, cadets of the Suvorov military school and the Nakhimov naval school took part in a religious procession and a liturgy at St. Isaac's Cathedral. Palm Sunday commemorates Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem a week before his crucifixion.
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