Palm Sunday in Ukraine

Palm Sunday, as everywhere is celebrated exactly the week before Easter!

Christians come to the church for the service of God, taking with them the willow branches. Willow branches, because in Ukraine there is no Palm trees and nowhere to take palm leaves.

Drohobych, Ukraine - April 17, 2011: People in the service of God, eve of Easter, Willow Sunday, Palm Sunday in Ukraine, moving ho

After the Divine Liturgy, people create a passage in the middle.

Drohobych, Ukraine - April 17, 2011: People in the service of God, preparation for the blessing of willow branches, eve of Easter,

Now comes the priest who sprinkles the willow branches with holy water and bless people.

Drohobych, Ukraine - April 17, 2011: Priests sanctify the willow branches, people in the service of God, eve of Easter, Willow Sun

After that, people are greeted, easily beat each other with willow branches and saying: "Not I'm beating - willow beats, from now a week will be Easter".

Best wishes from Ukraine,

Roman

Photo credits: Roman Demkiv.

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February 08, 2018

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