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Palm Sunday 09

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Palm Sunday, for Catholics, marks the beginning of Holy Week, where believers remember Jesus' last supper, the crucifixion, and celebrate his resurrection on Easter Sunday. On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem, and crowds welcomed Him by laying palm fronds in His path. Catholics return from mass on Palm Sunday with a palm leaf that has been blessed.

At my house, growing up, Palm Sunday (or Palma Sunday, as we irreverently call it), was celebrated as my feast day. Mom fixed a big dinner for the whole family, and I got cards and gifts, just like another birthday. Brad has continued the tradition of making the day special.

My weekend began Friday after a 2 hour training I gave to the school district on "Stress". I had barely arrived home and changed back into my jeans, when the doorbell rang, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers was delivered!

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I have no idea what else the day has in store, except a wonderful dinner. We made a Fabio ravioli recipe yesterday, and there is a lovely rack of lamb in the fridge. So until then, here are a few more palm tree shots I took between our house and El Paseo (the main shopping street) in Palm Dessert.

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Comments (9)

I love that you celebrate your day-what a great tradition. I was just thinking about being in Italy last year for Palm Sunday and getting olive branches at Mass.

Sheena:

Happy Palma Day. Great palm tree shots (wow what a blue sky) and the flowers are lovely.

You two know how to spoil one another!

Enjoy your special day, Sheena

Barb Cabot:

I love knowing you are celebrating and carrying on the family tradition...Brad is such a great husband. Love the flowers he sent you and the gorgeous palm tree photos. It's a lovely day in everyway for you. Happy Palma Sunday.

Palma Logan:

Hi Palma,
Happy Palm Sunday. Please call me back. I tried calling, I don't have the right number. Please call.

Love you
Cousin Pamla

Happy Palma Day, Palma! The trees are beautiful! Make sure you tell us about your day tomorrow.

sheri:

Happy Palma Day. Hope it was a great one!

Eden:

Happy Palma Day! I thought of you when mass started today because I remembered that you celebrated this day as your feast day. Wonderful tradition and awesome to hear that Brad carries it on today.

That is so cool that you celebrate Palma Day! I love these photos. Happy Palma Day :)

sandrac:

I hope you had a wonderful Palma Day! A fine tradition, and what lovely photos.

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