Two thousand years ago, there was a different Easter in Israel. The pilgrims were in Jerusalem from all search tribes in the annual festival that marked the release of the Hebrew nation from captivity in Egypt under Moses' command.
Jesus came to Jerusalem for the feast, accompanied by the disciples and friends. When he entered the city was greeted with palm leaves and clothing so he could pass. Came riding on a donkey in the applause of friends and onlookers.