Palm Sunday is the start of the Holy Week.
The first mass starts at 5:30 and our small Church gets filled up with Churchgoer fast. At present, the Church is undergoing renovation and we need a lot of help to fully build a new Church.
Blessing of the pals is done in the Municipal covered gym so it is easier to reach all the palms.
All kinds of style of palms can be seen. Filipinos are really very creative and can design cross, birds, flowers etc. out the fresh palm fronds. This is also the material used in wrapping the native kakanin ibus.
A procession around the plaza is done after the blessing of the palms.
Children in white dresses stand in four makeshift stage and they sing praises every time the priest pass by. Since I was a small child, I was wondering what these children are doing………they have baskets of flowers that they throw after blessing of the priest. People used to call them Hosannahs (maybe because they are singing hosannahs??). I and my sisters have not experienced being a part of this…maybe because we are not “close” to the people managing Church activities and most of all…….we can not really sing well hahahaha.
Procession going back to the Church.