Passion sunday...

The two weeks of Passiontide begin today, the first week being known as "Passion Week," and the second week being known as "Holy Week." 

This day Passion Sunday memorialises the increasing antipathy against Christ from the Jews who would not accept Him and accused Him of sorcery and of being blasphemous and possessed by a devil. 

Today, statues and sacred images (except for the Stations of the Cross) are veiled with purple cloth beginning at the Vespers of Passion Sunday, and they remain covered until the Gloria of Holy Saturday, at which point Lent ends and Eastertide begins. Catholics cover statues and icons, etc., in their homes for the same time period (the cloth shouldn't be translucent or decorated in any way).