Palm Sunday marks the start of the Lenten season in the Philippines. Every year, Catholic churches are packed with churchgoers who would hear mass and would have their palaspas
blessed by the priest.
A palaspas vendor peeks out from a makeshift tent on a sidewalk just outside the Holy Cross Parish in Makati City. Photo by: Chris Quintana
Churchgoers wave to the air their palaspas as a priest blesses the fronds with holy water before the start of the Palm Sunday mass at the Holy Cross Parish in Makati City. Photo by: Chris Quintana
Churchgoers hear mass on Palm Sunday at the Immaculate Conception Parish Church in Los Baños, Laguna. Photo by: Kimmy Baraoidan