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Palm Sunday in El Salvador

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.

Is Palm Sunday a Public Holiday?

Palm Sunday is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, April 14, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in El Salvador.

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

Read more about Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SunMar 28Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2011SunApr 17Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2012SunApr 1Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2013SunMar 24Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2014SunApr 13Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2015SunMar 29Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2016SunMar 20Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2017SunApr 9Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2018SunMar 25Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2019SunApr 14Palm SundayObservance, Christian
2020SunApr 5Palm SundayObservance, Christian

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