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Christians mark start of Holy Week, Jews celebrate Passover

Christians and Jews are celebrating some of their most important holidays of the year this week.

News 12 Staff

Mar 29, 2021, 9:52 AM

Updated 1,206 days ago

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Christians and Jews are celebrating some of their most important holidays of the year this week.
It's Holy Week for Christians which began with Palm Sunday yesterday. The faithful attended church to receive palms as Jesus did on his return into Jerusalem.
Holy Week culminates with Easter this coming Sunday. Jesus was crucified on what's known as Good Friday and Christians believe he rose from the dead on Easter.
This week is also Passover for Jews. The holiday commemorates the exodus of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.
It's tradition for Jewish families to hold the Seder dinner to start Passover. This year, the COVID-19 vaccine is allowing more families to do just that, after more than a year apart.


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