Pronounced Pron. V A EE O S [key]
Other Forms FormsΒάγιος, Βάης, Βαΐτσης
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Meaning & History
From the Egyptian word referring to the palm branch.It is connected to the Christian religion, where the Christ while entering Jerusalem was greeted from people holding palm branches.(The palm branch is a symbol of victory, triumph, peace and eternal life originating in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world.)It is celebrated on Palm Sunday (Κυριακή των Βαΐων), which is the Sunday before Easter.