Sunday April 17, 2011 - Palm Sunday (The beginning of Christian Holy Week (also know as Passion WeekHoly Week or Passion Week -- so called because it is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday in which the Christians commemorates Jesus Christ's suffering, death on the cross, and resurrection on the third day.
The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It is the beginning of Holy Week. It celebrates Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. Great crowds of people thronged the streets waving palm branches to welcome Him. The people shouted "Hosanna" and laid their cloaks and palm branches from the nearby trees in His path.