Roman Catholic Church of Ranchi district in Jharkhand cancelled the Palm Sunday procession in view of rising Coronavirus pandemic cases. The Church decided to shorten the 1-km walk however later decided to cancel the procession.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the celebrations of the Holy Week leading to Easter. On this day, Christians walk a distance of a kilometre and wave olive branches to mark Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem before being crucified.
Christians constitute 6.6% of the Ranchi population. It is more than almost 2% of the State's Christian population.