Arts & Culture

Palm Weaving for Eastern Palm Sunday

mm
Palm Weaving for Eastern Palm Sunday

image via scoop empire | AFP

In Christian faith, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Holy Week ahead of Easter Sunday, which historically accounts to the most important week to the Christian community.

image via al ahram
communion during Palm Sunday mass | image via al ahram

It is believed in Christian faith that the day marks Jesus Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem. Upon His entry into Jerusalem, it is believed that he was surrounded by worshippers who carried palm fronds and olive branches.

image via grande voyage Italy

Palm Sunday is a joyful day – where palm fronds surround and are distributed in Churches in Egypt – children and families gather to weave their palm fronds into the most beautiful shapes.

Here is a look into some of the beautiful shapes created through the weaving of palm fronds Egypt.

image via lahloba
image via al ahram
image via metro uk
image via al ahram
image via al ahram

 

Saladin's Citadel: Cairo's Urban Fortress
Who are Egypt's Bedawiye Tribes?

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture
mm

Dual Degree in Political Science and Multimedia Journalism. I have a special love for storytelling, history, big cities, gender, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

More in Arts & Culture

How This Self-Taught Cairo-Based Fiber Artist is Using Embroidery as a Meditative Practice

Marina Makary9 August 2022

Discovered Anew: Abya Farid, the Trailblazer Cinematographer

Farah Rafik9 August 2022

How Hobos Magazine Hopes to Usher Egypt’s New Generation of Children Comics

Salma Hamed8 August 2022

Why Egypt’s Lack of Children’s Media Alienates Youth

Mona Abdou5 August 2022

Book Review: ‘The Men Who Swallowed the Sun’ Brings New Meaning to Being “Terrified of Poverty, Living in it”

Mona Abdou4 August 2022

Jazz Giants Who Pioneered Soul Music in Egypt

Farah Rafik3 August 2022

Why Mohamed Mounir is the ‘King’ of Egyptian Music

Farah Rafik2 August 2022

“Midaq alley: Does Mahfouz’s Exploration of Identity Loss Still Hold True Today?

Zeina Hanafy1 August 2022