Palm Sunday Facts: What You Need To Know About Today

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 09: Pope Francis leads the Palm Sunday Procession and Mass in St. Peter's Square on April 9, 2017 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis condemned the terror attack on a Coptic church in the city of Tanta, north of Cairo, which killed upward of two dozen people and injured nearly 60 others. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

One week before Easter, many Christians choose to celebrate Palm Sunday.

FaithZette shares five reasons why today is so important:

Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem.

Here are five things you should know about this significant biblical event:

1.) Jesus brought peace and salvation.

2.) The Holy Day gets its name from scripture.

3.) Jesus fulfilled an Old Testament prophecy.

4.) Jesus’ arrival on a donkey is very significant.

5.) Jesus was not the first to ride through the crowds in parade fashion.

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