Weekend marks rare intersection of Easter, Passover, and Ramadan

Muslims in Bangladesh pray during Ramadan
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Christians, Jews, and Muslims celebrated an unusually holy weekend, as major holidays for the three religions fell on the same weekend, an intersection that only occurs every 30 years or so.

For Western Christians, Holy Week began on April 10 with Palm Sunday, the celebration of Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem, and continued with Maundy Thursday — the celebration of Christ's institution of the Eucharist —followed by Good Friday, which commemorates his crucifixion, and the celebration of his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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