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Holy Week celebration is a Christian calendar of activities that starts with Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday. This is practiced by the Roman Catholics, Presbyterians and Methodists.

The order of celebration of Holy Week is the following:

Palm Sunday – this is in commemoration to the arrival of Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem wherein the leaves and clothing were laid while he was riding a donkey. In other churches, this is also called as Passion Sunday. There are practices wherein the palms are burned into ashes are saved to be used for Ash Wednesday the next year. This is considered as the beginning of Holy Week and also the last Sunday of the lent according to the Christian Calendar.

Things that You Need to Know with Holy Week Celebration

Palm Sunday – this is in commemoration to the arrival of Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem wherein the leaves and clothing were laid while he was riding a donkey. In other churches, this is also called as Passion Sunday. There are practices wherein the palms are burned into ashes are saved to be used for Ash Wednesday the next year. This is considered as the beginning of Holy Week and also the last Sunday of the lent according to the Christian Calendar.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also part of the Holy Week Celebration but the significance of this is on the next few days Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Maunday Thursday – the commemoration of the Last Supper
Maunday Thursday – this is the commemoration of the Last Supper on the Bible where Jesus and His disciples dined wherein He told about his coming death. On this day, communion is normally practiced by different churches and there are even events and activities that they usually hold in commemoration to this.
Good Friday – commemoration of Jesus’ death on the cross
Good Friday – this is in commemoration of Jesus’ death on the cross. Christians celebrate this through fasting. There are also mass and special services intended for Good Friday. This has been a practice for as early as 100 AD and during the 4th century. This is considered a holy day by the Christians.

Black Saturday
Black Saturday – there are several practices on this day and since this is Saturday which is a day after the Easter, there are people who are going to the beach to take a bath and there are people also who would rather do this on Sunday because of their belief. There are distinctions with regards to this practice.

Easter Sunday – this is celebrated every first Sunday
Easter Sunday – this is celebrated every first Sunday after full moon following the first day of spring. There are several calls for Easter Sunday and one of them is Pascha which is a Hebrew word for “Passover”.
Easter egg hunting for kids
The normal practice for Easter Sunday is sunrise service that they do before the rising of the sun. There are also traditions like Easter egg hunting for kids and other things.

It only shows that Holy Week is celebrated around the world in different ways. With the large number of Christians across the globe, we can say that this is the one of the most celebrated holidays in Christian Calendar.


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