OBSERVANCE

Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday (3/25) and ends with Holy Saturday (3/31).  Good Friday (3/30), the day preceding Holy Saturday, is part of Holy Week too.  Holy Week is the week that commiserates the events that lead to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  As a result, Palm Sunday is the celebration of Jesus Christ arrival into Jerusalem.  The celebration displays processions in which palm fronds are carried.  Also, Palm Sunday marks the end of Lent.  Next, Good Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. On this day, believers tend to fast and ask for penance.  Lastly, there is Holy Saturday.  This day is the day on which Jesus Christ was laid in his tomb after his death.  Thus, this week is a commemoration of three very important days in the life of Jesus Christ.

ACTIVITIES

Believers of all faiths honor Holy Week. However, this week is a great time to educate kids on the significance of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. As an example, for Palm Sunday kids can craft handmade palm leaves.  This gives them a chance to learn that the palm leaves are a symbol of victory and celebration.  Next, for Good Friday many churches have special services to remember Jesus Christ crucifixion that believers may participate in.  Also, you can plan a family meal, displaying low lighting, to honor his death.  Take this time to pray and remember that Jesus loved us so much that he died for us.  Lastly, for Easter Saturday, as a prelude to Easter, help the kids craft a Jelly Bean Prayer Poem.  They’ll actual use jelly beans to illustrate the Story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. This crafting project will be fun, edible and educational!

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