It was quite lovely to see all the palmons - elaborately shaped and arranged palm fronds - mainly carried by children. Here are some particularly elaborate palmons from Elx, in the Valencian Community:
These definitely put our simple palm crosses back in the US to shame! (That's how Christianity works - the bigger and more elaborate the palms on Palm Sunday, the more heaven points).
Beyond the palms, it was a pretty standard Mass in a really beautiful building. Very nice, but also made me miss going to Mass back home. More on Holy Week this Thursday, Friday and Saturday!