Searl Sermons: Pussy Willow Sunday - latvian pussy willow sunday

Category

Femme au foyer: Pūpolsvētdiena latvian pussy willow sunday


"My mother from Latvia, was just telling me about how they used pussy willows to bless the children on Palm Sunday to keep them from illness. They would.

Pūpolsvētdiena (in Latvian called “pussy willow Sunday”) is the beginning to the last week of Lent, Holy Week. As Latvia is short on palms.

Today is Palm Sunday, but as palm fronds were unknown in the Baltic north, the pussy willow stepped in as their surrogate, Palm Sunday in.

This weekend marks Palm Sunday on the Christian calendar. It will begin the final week of the Lenten season that leads to Easter Sunday.