La Domenica delle Palme, ‘palm Sunday’
People brings to the Church branches of olive and palms leaves
Palmes are sometimes artistically braided
A few cities are particularly famous for their braided palms, such as Bordighera on the Riviera Ligure.
In my area, in the past, Children use to bring to the Church a cake, along with their olive branches and palm leaves. The family met for lunch and shared the cake, a ciambella (lit. ‘donut’) or in my dialect canestrello that had been blessed during the Mass.
(See also “I miss feste -1-2-3-4″ https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/176-i-miss-feste/