Pussy Willows

Christians are gathering this Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter marks one of the holiest day on the Christian calendar. Spring flowers are a symbol of the Easter season and as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports so is the Pussy Willow and a Polish tradition.


Pussy willows in short supply for Dyngus Day

Apr 3, 2015
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While thousands of Western New Yorkers are spending their Friday at the Broadway Market stocking up on butter lambs and other traditional Easter holiday foods, one traditional staple is in short supply this year -- pussy willows.

This weekend marks Palm Sunday on the Christian calendar.  It will begin the final week of the Lenten season that leads to Easter Sunday.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley finds out how the pussy willow is a symbol of a Polish legend on Palm Sunday.