Holy Week is the week before Easter Sunday, and begins with Palm Sunday. It ends with Holy Saturday. Easter Sunday marks the beginning of the Easter Season of the Church's Liturgical year.
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday. On this day, we celebrate the triumphant entry of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, into Jerusalem riding a donkey. On that day, the people laid palms before Him, a gesture reserved for triumphant leaders. We celebrate this at Mass by distributing palms to the faithful who may keep them for a time for use as devotional objects. The palms are blessed at Mass. People sometimes craft portions of palm fronds into crosses. Unused palms are returned to the Church where they are burned and their ashes are saved and distributed at next year's Ash Wednesday services.
Year 6 Passion performance.