Definition of Palm Sunday noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Palm Sunday

BrE BrE//ˌpɑːm ˈsʌndeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːm ˈsʌndeɪ//
; BrE BrE//ˌpɑːm ˈsʌndi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːm ˈsʌndi//
[uncountable, countable]
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(in the Christian Church) the Sunday before Easter Culture In many Christian churches people who come to church on Palm Sunday are given a leaf of the palm tree folded in the shape of a cross. This tradition comes from the Bible story that people put palm leaves on the ground in front of Christ as he entered Jerusalem.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Palm Sunday