Yesterday was Palm Sunday in many countries around the world as well as in Lebanon. Traditionally in Lebanon, Palm Sunday is the day where people give children these candles that are decorated with olive branches, and these children can hold these candles in church.

However, over the years, there’s been a new trend of creative and EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE candles decorated with crystals and other extras. This honestly infuriates me so much.

Without having to go into the details of religion, a couple of things Jesus has shown us is how humble he was and how he was against materialism. And a way we “celebrate” this is by allowing these people to sell us candles for hundreds of dollars? Really?! Why on earth would we want to buy candles encrusted with crystals and diamonds?

Anyways I hope you had a wonderful Palm Sunday with your family and friends!