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Hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful Palm Sunday…

My Nonno used to do this with the palm and he taught me…

I still sometimes forget and have a hard time figuring it out! 🙂

 It’s times like these that make me really miss my family members that are no longer here and also smile, thinking of wonderful memories and traditions…

 In Italy palm leaves are used along with small olive branches, readily available in the Mediterranean climate. These are placed at the entrance of houses (for instance, hanging above the door) to last until the following year’s Palm Sunday. For this reason, usually palm leaves are not used whole, due to their size; instead, leave stripes are braided into smaller shapes. Small olive branches are also often used to decorate traditional Easter cakes, along with other symbols of birth, like eggs…

Here is some more info and also tons of links to make a Palm Cross if youre interested in learning more…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Sunday 

Photo links…

http://www.google.com/search?q=making+a+cross+with+palm&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=kGVPUfnbPO2u2AWZiYCgDQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1884&bih=755

Some excellent  “How To” Videos…

http://www.google.com/search?q=making+a+cross+with+palm&hl=en&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=H2ZPUbPSHajc2QXWsICQDQ&ved=0CA0Q_AUoAA&biw=1884&bih=755

Buona Domenica a tutti!

Love,

Joe

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