Thanks Keith have had a look [New Testament Bible Story]
Hope you don't mind me asking you questions and picking your brains.
Q.You state that it was acrucifixion. But you don't mention which was the actual day when Jesus road into Jerusalem.
Answer***The context of John 12 is the answer.... well only to a point, as you'll see.
Q.It is my understanding that he rode in on the 10th of Nisan to coincide with the choosing and bringing in of the Passover lamb into the temple.
***You need to forget about any teaching that Jesus rode in on the 10th to coincide with the Passover lambs into the Temple. That is all wrong teaching, as nothing in the Bible
teaches such a teaching. The true Passover observing did not have lambs brought into the Temple. The true Passover was a "domestic household Passover" - nothing to do with the Temple. All explained in-depth on my many Passover studies, which will take a long time to read and absorb.
Q.However if this is the case, it would mean that he rode on a sabbath and the people cut down palm branches.