The best pictures from the Bucharest Palm Sunday Procession over the past eight years

In Romania, the Palm Sunday Procession dates back to the interwar period, but was banned by the communists in 1948.

The traditional procession restarted in 2008 with the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel.

Patriarch Daniel addressing the believers at the end of the Palm Sunday Procession in 2014. ©Lumina Newspaper

Pointing to this religious manifestation, Patriarch Daniel stressed that it is both a reminder of the Entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and a profession of faith.

Priests dressed in yellow vestments joined the Patriarch of Romania in prayer in front of the Patriarchal Cathedral in 2018. © / Robert Nicolae

‘Pilgrimage is a strengthening of the fraternal and spiritual communion, but also a blessing for the city, especially through the prayers of blessing the Palm branches, the icon and the faithful pilgrims’ – Patriarch Daniel

Little girl holding a tulip during the 2012 Palm Sunday Procession. © Lumina Newspaper

This year’s Palm Sunday Procession will take place on Saturday, April 20, on the eve of the feast of the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem aka Palm Sunday.

A woman bows in front of a priest to receive blessing on her head, Palm Sunday Procession 2015. ©Lumina Newspaper

Please find below a selection of the best pictures taken during the past eight editions of the Palm Sunday Procession in Bucharest.

Main photo: Palm Sunday Procession 2016 © Lumina Newspaper

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