Palaspas – A Palm Sunday Ritual

Palaspas – A Palm Sunday Ritual

UCANews Philippines

In the run up to Palm Sunday lowly coconut palms are turned into "something worthy for the Lord" called palaspas in The Philppines. The tradition of weaving the palaspas from young coconut palm leaves, locally called ibus, dates back centuries.

Catholics carry the palaspas in the early morning of Palm Sunday for priests to bless. The fronds are later taken home and placed on front doors or windows.

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