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Start of Holy Week – Palm Sunday
Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, comprises the seven days before Easter Sunday. During that time, Christians, in special ceremonies and through distinct rituals, commemorate the words and actions of Jesus’ final week before his crucifixion.
Palm Sunday (April 10)
Palm Sunday is a moveable feast, meaning the date changes every year based on the liturgical calendar. Many churches distribute palm branches to the congregation on Palm Sunday for the customary observances. These observances include a reading of the account of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, the carrying and waving of palm branches in processional, the blessing of palms, the singing of traditional hymns, and the making of small crosses with palm fronds.
Palm Sunday Food Traditions
Palm Sunday comes near the end of Lent, which comes with its own strict food traditions, however, there are a few foods that represent the holiday and are traditional. In the Greek tradition, the Lenten fast is broken with a fish dinner on Palm Sunday featuring bakaliaros or salted codfish.
Here are some traditional Palm Sunday foods to enjoy at your family gathering that incorporate Ontario garlic: