Archive 16

PARISH OF STO. NIÑO DE BUGASONG CELEBRATES PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.

In the Philippines, communities re-enact Jesus' triumphal entry with a procession. In the Parish of Sto. Niño de Bugasong, a Holy Mass was celebrated at the church and a procession followed leading to the Municipal Plaza where children dressed as angels singing Hosanna awaits and the traditional blessings of the Palm leaves follows.

Once blessed, the palm leaves (palaspas, ramos), are taken home by the faithful and are hung beside, on or above doorways and windows. Although the true purpose of this custom is to welcome Jesus Christ, many Filipinos hold the branches to turn away any evil spirits as well as averting lightning strikes and fires.