Palm Sunday 2021


When is Palm Sunday 2021?

Palm Sunday 2021 is on Sunday, March 28, 2021 (in 159 days).  Calendar for 2021
Palm Sunday 2020 has already passed: it was on Sunday, April 5, 2020 (198 days ago).  Calendar for 2020

What is Palm Sunday?

Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey (early 1900s Bible card illustration)Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey (early 1900s Bible card illustration)
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and is an important Christian festival around the world. It falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday and is therefore, like Easter, a moveable feast (i.e. a religious celebration or observance which does not occur on the same date each year). Western Christian churches often refer to Palm Sunday as 'The Sunday of the Passion', while Orthodox Christian churches may call the festival 'The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem'.

Palm Sunday is a commemoration of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, coming in peace and riding on a donkey. Jesus' entry into Jerusalem coincided with the Jewish festival of Passover. He was met by crowds of followers and supporters who lined the road into the city and waved branches cut from palm trees. They laid palm fronds on the road and even laid down cloaks for Jesus to ride over. This entry into Jerusalem fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies promising that God's Messiah would enter the holy city and go to the temple.

Palm Sunday church services typically start with a procession of churchgoers carrying branches (often of willow or pussy willow) and palms. The service may include a Dramatization of the Passion. Small crosses, each made of a single palm frond, are blessed and distributed to everyone in the congregation. Additional crosses are kept until the following year when they are burned to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday observances. A few churches also maintain the ancient tradition of distributing small biscuit-like cakes, called Pax Cakes, which are marked with a lamb as a symbol of peace and goodwill. Palm fronds may be used as altar and other church decorations. Children often play a prominent role in Palm Sunday services.

In the Eastern Orthodox Church Palm Sunday is preceded by Lazarus Saturday.

For further information see Wikipedia's entry on Palm Sunday.

When is Palm Sunday 2022?

Palm Sunday 2022 is on Sunday, April 10, 2022 (in 537 days).  Calendar for 2022

Dates for Palm Sunday from 2016 to 2026

The next occurrence of Palm Sunday is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Palm Sunday 2016      March 20, 2016      Sunday      1675 days ago
Palm Sunday 2017      April 9, 2017      Sunday      1290 days ago
Palm Sunday 2018      March 25, 2018      Sunday      940 days ago
Palm Sunday 2019      April 14, 2019      Sunday      555 days ago
Palm Sunday 2020      April 5, 2020      Sunday      198 days ago
Palm Sunday 2021      March 28, 2021      Sunday      in 159 days
Palm Sunday 2022      April 10, 2022      Sunday      in 537 days
Palm Sunday 2023      April 2, 2023      Sunday      in 894 days
Palm Sunday 2024      March 24, 2024      Sunday      in 1251 days
Palm Sunday 2025      April 13, 2025      Sunday      in 1636 days
Palm Sunday 2026      March 29, 2026      Sunday      in 1986 days
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