Palm Sunday marks the last Sunday in Lent before Easter. It’s the start of Holy Week, and marks the day when the Bible states that Jesus entered Jerusalem. He came on a donkey and his followers placed palm leaves in his path (hence the name). The date changes every year depending on when Easter is held, but in 2019, Palm Sunday is on April 14.
The holiday comes near the end of Lent, which has its own strict food traditions. And while Palm Sunday’s food traditions hardly make it a big food holiday (other than the modern Palm Sunday brunch), there are a few foods to represent the holiday.