Palms begins Semana Santa

A.M. Costa Rica/Kayla Pearson

Jesus represented as statue on a live donkey was the centerpiece in a Palm Sunday recreation of the triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem. The procession Sunday included all the characters, including apostles and many of the faithful holding palm fronds. There also was a recreation of the gates of Jerusalem.

Palm Sunday is the start of Semana Santa that ends in a week with Easter. In Christian tradition Christ arrived at the city and was welcomed by crowds bearing palm fronds, the same people who turned against him a week later.

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