Sunday, March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday - 2015
Yes Today is Palm Sunday. Christians are marking it by holding Palm fronds. Some fronds will be shaped into a cross. Supposedly 2000 years ago believers waved fronds at Jesus when he returned to Jerusalem.
One, of many things I have an interest in, is the business side of selling religion. It is a niche market but apparently a good one. Beyond the vacation bible School kits being sold, there is also the palm frond sales for palm Sunday. Palm fronds run about 3 to 5 dollars each, palm strips about 20 cents each, and palm crosses are about a dollar each (no doubt made by children in third world countries).
Some places selling palms fronds are http://churchwaresdirect.com/palms.html
as with anything there seems to be a discussion about eco-friendly gathering of palm fronds and just mass cutting everything in sight.