Should Real Christians Observe Palm Sunday?

Isn’t Palm Sunday in the Bible? Shouldn’t Christians observe it? Did the early Christians observer it?

There is a problem with Palm Sunday. It is based upon a lie. It is based upon a false holiday that is not found in the pages of your Bible!

Mardis Gras, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday and Good Friday all have one thing in common: They are defined solely upon the practices and customs of Easter observance. That presents a real problem because Easter is a lie.

It observes the wrong thing on the wrong day in the wrong way. We are told to observe Jesus’ death, not His resurrection. We are told the Passover was a “memorial”, a yearly observance, which was commanded to be on a certain date according to the Hebrew calendar. We are told to not worship God as the pagans worshipped their gods, yet any peek at a search engine will show all sorts of pagan symbols associated with Easter observance.

First and foremost, God Himself as well as His Word is defined in terms of truth and He demands to be worshipped in truth (Ex 34:6; Dt 32:4; Ps 31:5; 33:4; 100:5; Jn 4:24; Jn 14:6, 17; 17:17; 1Co 5:8; Jas 1:18).

Second, Jesus and the Apostles gave us a different example. In spite of what others might say, we are to follow their example (1Co 11:1; Ep 5:1-2; Col 2:6; 1Pe 2:21).

So, if Jesus were alive today, what would Jesus do?

He would be busy tonight after sundown washing another’s feet. He would be busy tonight partaking of unleavened bread. He would be busy tonight partaking of wine. In short, He would be busy observing the annual Christian Passover.


  1. As I read my Bible before the Passover/Lord's Supper service, I went through its embedded timeline of Jesus's life.

    It had Palm Sunday and Good Friday, of course. But when I transposed the days to a Wednesday crucifixion, an interesting thought occurred.

    Move every event back two days — and Jesus enters Jerusalem on a Friday, praised by supporters with palms as the Sabbath draws near. (We don't really know what time on Friday this occurred.)

    Then He cleans out the temple the next day, on Sabbath. Imagine the stir that caused!

  2. John D Carmack

    @Richard: I believe that timeline (arriving just before the Sabbath, cleansing the Temple on the Sabbath) is probably accurate. A few years ago, I had heard a sermon speculating much the same thing.

    To put it another way, why would people be gathered at the Temple on a non-Sabbath and non-holy day? The Palm Sunday tradition leaves out any explanation of that.