When it’s holy week
The celebration of Holy Week starts on April 2 with Palm Sundaywhere the faithful remember the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, under a shower of palm and olive branches that the joyful crowd threw at him, as offerings and symbols of his divine character.
The days will continue until thursday 6to which tradition assigns the name of Holy Thursday, and where some events are commemorated that according to the Bible occurred on the same day: the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples (where he stated that he knew he would be betrayed by one of them), the foot washing that he carried out on them as a sign of his humility and the subsequent institution of the Eucharist, with which he established that the bread would be his body and the wine, his blood.
Like in the Bible, this day precedes Good Friday, in which it is remembered how Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate and sentenced to death twice, since after the sentence, the crowd chose to save the life of another detainee, named Barabbas, instead of who had been venerated in the same city a few days before. The culmination of this series of events led to the crucifixion and death of Jesus, reports La Nación.
All this gives rise to glory Saturday, where the faithful remain silent to commemorate the days that Jesus spent in his tomb after the crucifixion, in the prelude to what would be his resurrection.
This crucial event for Christian worship is commemorated in the Easter or resurrection Sunday, this year on Sunday April 9in which the faithful end Lent by thanking the return of what they consider to be the Son of God, who returned a week after his death to be present among his disciples and later disappeared from Earth to sit at the right hand of God.
In this way, Lent is concluded, and with it the most important time of the year for Christians, since in these events they see the final realization of the divine plan for their lives. Jesus.
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In addition to its religious meaning, the Holy Week It also has an impact on the work week, since some of its days have a special regime in the official calendar established by the Ministry of Interior.
This happens with Thursday April 6 and Good Friday 7. The first of these dates is considered a non-working day, so the labor regime on the date will be determined by the employer. Yes, it is a school holiday, so that day students must stay home. As for Friday, the day is defined as a national holiday, which in this case will form a long weekend until Easter Sunday.
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