What is Palm Sunday? It is an event celebrated by Christians all over the world honoring the Triumphant Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
It is important because this event because it was prophesied in the Old Testament:
Zechariah 9:9 “The Coming of Zion’s King – See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey”.
When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem riding a donkey, He was proclaiming that He was the king that the prophet Zechariah foretold.
It is called “Palm Sunday” (sometimes “Branch Sunday”) because as he rode into Jerusalem, the citizens and his followers cut off branches and lay them on the road.
His disciples shouted a Psalm,
Psalm 118: 25–26 – … Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord ….
They also shouted, “Hosanna!” It is a Greek translation of the Hebrew word Hoshana word which means “savior” or “to save.” They were literally proclaiming Jesus as their savior.
Here is a fun fact, it is mentioned in all four Gospels:
Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44 and John 12:12-19