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Holy Monday 2021: History, significance, everything you need to know

Holy Week is the annual Christian observance commemorating Jesus’ last week on earth and the events leading up to his resurrection on Easter Sunday. 

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Holy Monday 2021: History, significance, everything you need to know

Holy Week is the annual Christian observance commemorating Jesus’ last week on earth and the events leading up to his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

During Holy Week, Christians recall the events leading up to Jesus’ death by crucifixion and, according to their faith, his Resurrection. The week includes five days of special significance. The first is Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus’ humble entry (on a donkey) into Jerusalem to observe Passover.

What is Holy Monday? History and Significance:

On the Sunday before his death, Jesus began his trip to Jerusalem, knowing that soon he would lay down his life for our sins. Nearing the village of Bethphage, he sent two of his disciples ahead, telling them to look for a donkey and its unbroken colt. The disciples were instructed to untie the animals and bring them to him.

The following morning, Jesus returned with his disciples to Jerusalem. Along the way, he cursed a fig tree because it had failed to bear fruit. Some scholars believe this cursing of the fig tree represented God’s judgment on the spiritually dead religious leaders of Israel. Others believe the symbolism extended to all believers, demonstrating that genuine faith is more than just outward religiosity; true, living faith must bear spiritual fruit in a person’s life.

On Monday evening Jesus stayed in Bethany again, probably in the home of his friends, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.

Holy Week 2021: Dates, full calendar here:

S.No. Day Date Holy Week 2021 Days
1 Sunday March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday
2 Monday March 29, 2021 Holy Monday
3 Tuesday March 30, 2021 Holy Tuesday or Fig Tuesday
4 Wednesday March 31, 2021 Holy Wednesday or Spy Wednesday
5 Thursday April 1, 2021 Maundy Thursday
6 Friday April 2, 2021 Good Friday
7 Saturday April 3, 2021 Holy Saturday
8 Saturday April 3, 2021 Easter Vigil
9 Sunday April 4, 2021 Easter Day (Easter Sunday)

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