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Palm Sunday in Spain

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, according to Christian belief. It marks the beginning of Holy Week and always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. Other names for this day include Passion Sunday, Fig Sunday, Willow Sunday, Branch Sunday, or Blossom Sunday.

Palm leaves
Many people who attend a Palm Sunday church service receive palms.
Many people who attend a Palm Sunday church service receive palms.
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About Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
SunMar 282010Palm SundayObservance 
SunApr 172011Palm SundayObservance 
SunApr 12012Palm SundayObservance 
SunMar 242013Palm SundayObservance 
SunApr 132014Palm SundayObservance 
SunMar 292015Palm SundayObservance 
SunMar 202016Palm SundayObservance 
SunApr 92017Palm SundayObservance 
SunMar 252018Palm SundayObservance 
SunApr 142019Palm SundayObservance 
SunApr 52020Palm SundayObservance 

Quick Facts

Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that commemorates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the start of Holy Week.

Palm Sunday 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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Other holidays in March 2016 in Spain

United Nation Holiday on March 20, 2016

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