Palm Sunday commemorates the day Christians believe Jesus entered Jerusalem welcomed as the messiah only to be crucified five days later. This year, Palm Sunday was observed on 9 April. Christians across the globe took part in Palm Sunday celebrations, marking the start of Holy Week that will end on Easter Sunday i.e. on 16 April.
Popular traditions of the celebrations include processions with palm branches, the blessing of palms and the construction of small palm crosses. Palm branches are widely recognized symbol of peace and victory, hence their preferred use on Palm Sunday.
While the story of Palm Sunday is told in all four gospels in the Bible, Matthew 21 is the one that is read at most church services. IBTimes Singapore brings you a series of images showing the celebration of Palm Sunday around the world.