Today is Palm Sunday, the first day of holy week, the start of Easter.
Today we celebrate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, being welcomed as a king as he rode in on a donkey.
The bible, in all four gospels, tells us about this day. How people laid their cloaks and small branches on the floor for Jesus on the donkey to walk on.
Today is the welcoming, the high point before the days of Jesus' passion.
At many churches today, including St Nics, palm crosses will be handed out to symbolise the day.