Mangaluru, Apr 09, 2017 : Palm Sunday which marks the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem was observed by Christians with great solemnity and devotion across the city and district on April 9, Sunday. Palm Sunday also marks the beginning of the Holy Week. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday will mark solemn days during this holy week.
As parts of the day’s programme, Christians took part in processions carrying tender palm leaves in hand in their respective parishes. The Palm leaves were later collected for blessing and then distributed to the faithful by the priests.
Palm Sunday marks the end of Lenten Season. Thousands of faithful participated in the Day’s programme in various churches including Infant Jesus Shrine, Milagres Church and St Sebastian Church, Bendore.