Explaining Holy Week

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Holy Week commemorates different events that unfolded over the final days of Jesus Christ’s life. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Easter is a significant holiday for Christians across the globe. Though Easter Sunday is when Christians gather to celebrate their faith, the week preceding Easter Sunday is full of significant events as well. Known as Holy Week, the week preceding Easter begins with Palm Sunday, March 28, and ends with Resurrection Sunday, April 4. Holy Week commemorates different events that unfolded over the final days of Jesus Christ’s life. Palm Sunday According to Catholic Online, Palm Sunday celebrates the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. On the day of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, residents laid palms before him, which is why palms are distributed to the Christian faithful each year during Palm Sunday Mass. Palms are blessed at Mass, and many Christians turn their pa
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