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Celebrate day of the branches in the schools of Cusco

Though it comes every year the same, Holy Week is also experienced differently each year.
People are already preparing the different typical dishes, to meet the customs for each day of Holy Week following each of these days so they can enjoy the holy days especially from home with the whole family.

Palm Sunday is one of the most important days this month as it celebrates the triumphal entry of Jesus to Jerusalem and the reception with palms by the city’s people. But with two days left for Sunday, the majority of schools in the city of Cusco encourage their students to celebrate this important Catholic and Cusco tradition.

Many of our schools that are religious take this weekend of classes to teach their students the Catholic meaning of the celebration of Sunday of branches. Then this day all students from the smallest to the largest carry a bouquet made of palm trees In hands to their respective educational institutions so that throughout the day they receive a celebration of mass and the father, the priest, can bless these branches.

Children celebrates palm sunday in Cusco (Brayan Coraza Morveli)
Schools celebrate palm sunday in Cusco (Brayan Coraza Morveli)

On the other hand, the vendors of branches pre formed into crosses and so on set up very early near the central doors of these educational institutions to be able to sell the branches to the students who could not buy them or to acquire them previously.

This way, on this day, April 7, the day of the branches is celebrated in the educational institutions of the city of Cusco in anticipation of the central day of Sunday of branches, when they palm branches and Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem is celebrated more broadly, both in the parishes and in the homes of Cusco’s people.

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