Jordanian Christians celebrate Palm Sunday

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-25 12:24

Last Updated: 2021-05-07 17:35


Jordanian Christians celebrate Palm Sunday
Jordanian Christians celebrate Palm Sunday

Sunday, Christians in Jordan celebrated Palm Sunday, in conjunction with the opening of churches after nearly two months of closures amid strict COVID-19 measures. 

On Palm Sunday, olive and palm branches are raised: the olive branch is a symbol of peace and palm branches symbolize victory.

On this day, the fast of Christians coincides with the fasting of their Muslim brothers in the blessed month of Ramadan.

The Council of Church Heads in Jordan stressed the need to adhere to all preventive measures and procedures, and to fully cooperate with the decisions issued by the competent authorities for the curfew hours to preserve the health and safety of everyone.