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Kenyan Christians mark Palm Sunday ahead of Easter holiday

By Amina Wako April 14th, 2019 1 min read

Christians in Kenya joined the rest of the world to mark Palm Sunday in different churches across the country.

Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday, is the first day of Holy Week – the last week of Lent which starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday.


The day is observed by Christians from various denominations, including Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, and Presbyterians.

The day celebrates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem riding on a donkey days before he was crucified.


In Nairobi, Cardinal John, who is Nairobi’s Archbishop, led Catholics in a mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lavington.

In his sermon, Cardinal Njue argued the young people to be sure of their identity and to find their own uniqueness.

Palm Sunday always falls on the Sunday before Good Friday and Easter Sunday.