The Tagalog word palaspas refers specifically to palm fronds that Filipinos intricately decorate and take to church on Palm Sunday. After the fronds are blessed by the priests, Filipinos take them back home.
Linggo ng Palaspas
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to hit with a palm frond
to hit in a manner akin to using a palm frond
Pinalaspas ng lalake ang babae.
The man slapped the woman right and left.