Find out when is palm Sunday in the year 2020 and what are the rituals of the day will add health and strength
What date will palm Sunday 2020, which means that this day, what history is, and what an interesting tradition observed in the celebration of willow, find out in our article.
Continues Great post 2020 – the long and difficult period in the annual Church calendar. But even during the harshest of lent is joyful and bright holidays, one of which is palm Sunday.
When will palm Sunday
Palm Sunday 2020: what day is celebrated
In the sixth week of Great lent begins Holy week which ends with the Orthodox holiday – palm Sunday. It is a moveable holiday that does not have a fixed date because it depends entirely on Easter and comes just a week before the celebration of the resurrection of Christ.
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So, knowing the exact date of Easter, which in 2020 will come April 19, it is easy to calculate what day palm Sunday 2020. Holy week is the period from 6 to 12 April, and that means palm Sunday will be celebrated on 12 April.
But the day after palm Sunday starts Holy week, which runs until Easter 2020.
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Palm Sunday – the history and meaning of the holiday
From palm Sunday has another name – the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. As described in the gospel events, it was the day Jesus rode on a donkey into the Holy city, Jerusalem. Local residents welcomed him as the Savior with palm branches of praise and shouting “Hosanna!” The holiday symbolizes the recognition by the people that Jesus was the Messiah, and the entrance of the son of man in Heaven.
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Palm Sunday – the popular traditions and rituals of the holiday
Many folk traditions and rituals Palm of the week are connected with the willow. The fact that in our latitudes trees are not growing, but the middle of spring just budding willow shoots, which it was decided to replace the symbolic palm branches.
What date palm Sunday
During worship on palm Sunday in churches consecrated bunches of willow. Then consecrated willow carried home, it was decorated with icons and kept throughout the year as an amulet against disease, the evil eye, fires, floods and other misfortunes.
Verba attributed miraculous healing power. It was customary to eat palm buds to become fit and health. In decoctions of willow bathed the children to protect from disease. Also verbovyy sprigs sprinkled housing and livestock from misfortunes.
But the main ritual of palm Sunday – it blows verbovyy branches to each other and especially children. It was believed that if it is easy to slap a sacred willow with wishes of health and strength, it will leave any illness.
On palm Sunday allowed the indulgence of fasting can eat fish and drink wine.
On palm Sunday it is away from the hustle and bustle, to pray, to think about life and to prepare for Holy week.
Earlier we have published the calendar of Church feasts and fasts in March 2020 in Ukraine.
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