Kozhikode: The Christian community in Kerala observed Palm Sunday with prayer meetings and processions with palm leaves.  

Palm Sunday is observed by Christians to pay their respects to Jesus and reflect on the sacrifices he has made. It is the day on which Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem, a week before his crucifixion and resurrection.

It also marked the beginning of Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter. From Palm Sunday to Easter, the week will see important religious ceremonies as part of the 50-day-long fast. This includes Pesaha, crucifixion of Jesus and Resurrection.

Palm Day
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Washing-of-the-feet ceremony will also be held in memory of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. 

Palm Day
Photo: Latheesh Poovathur