The Passover was a very important celebration for the Jews. On that day, they gathered together in Jerusalem to remember how God had freed them from slavery in Egypt.
In Matthew 21, we read that Jesus entered the city riding upon a donkey and a colt, which fulfilled an Old Testament prophecy about Him.
There was a large crowd of people who saw Jesus coming. As He rode by, they shouted excitedly, and many people placed their cloaks or tree branches on the road for Jesus to ride over.
“Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest,” the people in the crowd said.
“Who is this?” some people asked when they heard all the commotion.
“This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee,” the people replied.
Every year, Christians remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem for the Passover. This remembrance takes place on the Sunday before Easter, which is called Palm Sunday.