Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and begins Holy Week, also known as Passion Week. It is the day that Christians celebrate the triumphant entry into Jerusalem, an event recorded in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11: 1-11, Luke 19:28-44 and John 12:12-19. On that day, as Jesus and His disciples traveled toward Jerusalem, Jesus sent two disciples ahead to locate a donkey. They returned with the donkey and spread their cloaks on it, and then Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey. When He did, cro3wds gathered, spreading their clothes and branches on the ground and shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel” (John 12:13). Making a path with garments or branches was a customary way of honoring a person (2 Kings 9:13), similar to laying out a red carpet in modern times. In essence, the people were praising Jesus and asking Him to be their Messiah, though likely in a political context rather than a spiritual context. Sadly, less than a week later, the same people shouting “Hosanna” would shout “Crucify Him” (John 19:6). Interested in learning more about Jesus’ triumphal entry? Here are six things you didn’t know about Palm Sunday.