The Etymology of “Palm Sunday”, Jesus Christ’s Betrayal, Crucifixion, and Death, Christian Holidays Replacing Pagan Holidays, the Christian Tradition of Lent and its Relation to the Italian Carnival Festival, the Semana Santa Festival and its Relation to the Ku Klux Klan, the Origins of the Colored Easter Egg Tradition, Slovenian Easter Eggs, Potica, and Spring, the Eucharist Tradition, Good Friday Being a Time of Mourning, and Differing Easter Dates Between the Orthodox and Western Calendar Systems

Palm Sunday is named as such because as Jesus Christ approached the city of Jerusalem, Israel, a large crowd welcomed him by waving palm fronds and shouting “Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!”. The chief priests and Jewish elders felt threatened by Christ and so for 30 pieces of silver, Judas was paid to betray Christ. Christ made mention of this during his Last Supper, to which his followers anxiously asked “Lord, is it I?”. After the meal, Christ and his disciples traveled to the garden of Geth...

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