One of the most practiced holidays each and every year, Palm Sunday serves as a time for Christians to celebrate the arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. An event celebrated on the Sunday before Easter, this year’s celebratory date will be honored on Sunday, April 9. The reason Palm Sunday is practiced one week before Easter Sunday traces back to the accounts of the four canonical gospels. Since Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem occurred one week before his Resurrection, Palm Sunday is held the week before in order to honor and recreate the final days of Jesus Christ on earth. Practiced in various ceremonies on a yearly basis, the ‘Procession With Palms’ Gospel helps Christians remember the important acts that took place on the original day.

As Christians continue their holiday plans in anticipation of both Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, here’s 10 quotes to help remember why Palm Sunday is recognized.

“Palm Sunday is like a glimpse of Easter. It’s a little bit joyful after being somber during Lent.” - Laura Gale

"Then I saw heaven opened and a white horse appeared. Its rider is the Faithful and True; he judges and wages just wars." - Revelation 19:11

“Jesus found a donkey and sat upon it, as Scripture says: Do not fear, city of Zion! See, your king is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey!” - John 12:14

“Today is Palm Sunday which marks Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It is also the beginning of Holy Week.” -Unknown

“Today, we remember not just Jesus' entry in to Jerusalem in the past, but also his entry in the future.” -Unknown

“Palm Sunday's thought; Life is full of ups and downs. Glorify God during the ups and fully trust in Him during the downs.” -Unknown

“Lord, we lift up your name. With hearts full of praise; Be exalted, O Lord my God! Hosanna in the highest!” -Carl Tuttle

“Have a blessed Palm Sunday. Remember a week before he was crucified like a criminal, he rode into the city a king.” -Unknown

“Today, many years ago, He rode a donkey not a horse. Peace is still the way He travels.” -Unknown

“It's Palm Sunday and it's time to look back and remember what Christ has done for you. He had you on His mind over 2000 years ago!” -Unknown