Viral Photos & Videos of Epic Palm Sunday Celebrations Throughout the World

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Every year, Christians celebrate Palm Sunday across the world.

We remember Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem before his Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

Photos and videos of these celebrations surfaced on social media, including those from Africa, Iraq, Mexico, El Salvador, Poland, Vatican City, United States, and more.

Below are some of the best photos and videos.

Enjoy!

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Newly ordained priest Fr. Andy Matijevic of the Archdiocese of Chicago wrote, “A blessed Palm Sunday! First one as a priest.”

Father Edmond Nyoka of the Mzuzu Diocese in Southeastern Africa posted videos of his country’s celebrations.

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His first video post reads, “And Palm Sunday is like this in seminaries here!”

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Father Nyoka’s second video post reads, “This is not in my parish, but still in my country! Palm Sunday is like this mood in Malawi!”

Journalist Sachin Jose also posted photos of Palm Sunday celebrations.

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One of Jose’s tweets reads, “Palm Sunday picture from an Iraqi village.”

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Another tweet reads, “Palm Sunday procession at the University of Mary.”

EWTN Journalist Solène Tadié published photos from a Palm Sunday tradition in Lipnica Murowana, Poland. 

Here’s her photos below:

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico also posted photos of their celebration.

Here’s the post below:

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The translated post reads, “…Msgr. Salvador Martínez Ávila, rector of the Basilica of Santa María de Guadalupe, presided over the Solemn Mass on Palm Sunday, in order to begin Holy Week and remember the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Palm Sunday celebrations also took place in El Salvador.

Catholic News Service published the video below:

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The post reads “Discalced Carmelite Father Mario Calderon sprinkles holy water on [Palm Sunday] before a procession in San Salvador, El Salvador.”

California’s Norbertine Fathers published a video from St. Michael’s Abbey. The video shows priests blessing palms along with beautiful Gregorian chant.

Here’s the video:

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The post reads, “Yesterday’s Palm Sunday Blessing of Palms and Procession marking the beginning of Holy Week at St. Michael’s Abbey.”

Lastly,  (but definitely not least) Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s Square for the first time in two years.

Here’s the videos below:

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How did you celebrate Palm Sunday?

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[See also: The Inside Story on Where All of Those Palm Sunday Palms Come From]

[See also: 18 Amazing Things Woven Out of Palm Sunday Palms]

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Jacqueline Burkepile is the editor for the English edition of ChurchPOP. She is a journalist, former university campus minister, and a wife and mother. You can follow her posts on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.