Fronds for Palm Sunday

Text by: Kimmy Baraoidan
Photos by: Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan

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

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 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

Churchgoers hear mass on Palm Sunday at the Immaculate Conception Parish Church in Los Baños, Laguna. Photo by: Kimmy Baraoidan

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