Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and celebrates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
When Jesus descends from the Mount of Olives, he enters Jerusalem on a donkey as crowds of lay their cloaks and small branches of trees on the ground to welcome his arrival.
At the time, it was customary to cover (in some way) the path of someone thought worthy of the highest honor.
The palm branch became a symbol of Christian martyrs and their victory over death whereas the donkey was considered an animal of peace (as opposed to the animal of war, the horse).
Today, we celebrate Palm Sunday by hosting a breakfast and then handing out palm branches to our congregation during Sunday Worship.