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DOMINGO DE RAMOS

Like Corpus Christi, Palm Sunday falls on a different calendar date each year.  Palm Sunday is a huge observation in Michoacan - in fact, Uruapan hosts the largest art market of Mexico each year on the Saturday before Palm Sunday. As Jesus rides God's mule into the city, many are moving to lay down palm fronds before him - signified by a man with the red carpet.  This image also shows a many with the Holy Spear, or Lance of Longinus - which pierced Jesus through the side as he hung on the cross.  Interesting to note - the people were not celebrating Jesus as a spiritual savior, but as a political leader who had come to overthrow the Romans.