Aizawl, April 9: The Christian-domited state of Mizoram on Sunday celebrated “Palm Sunday” to commemorate the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem city on the last Sunday before his crucifixion.
The day was celebrated across the state with gaiety and cheer. Special church services were held and Palm Sunday processions were taken out in the morning.
In the colourful processions, men, women and children carrying palm leaves chanted ‘Hosan’ and sang hymns. The day is called Palm Sunday as the people of Jerusalem threw palm leaves on the ground welcoming Jesus Christ.
The holy week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday. People walked through the roads of the capital city of Aizawl, urban and rural areas. Palm Sunday mass were held across the state.
Aizawl wore a deserted look as all the shops and business establishments were closed on the occasion.
Over 90 per cent of Mizoram’s 1.1 million population are Christians. (IANS)