Went to gather pussy willows today…

Big tradition here in Russia:

One week before Orthodox Easter the Russian church celebrates Pussy-Willow Sunday – an analogue of Palm Sunday. Few people know that this holiday has also Slavic past. Its name before Russia’s Christianization was Вербохлест (Verbohlest) which meaning is “to whip with a pussy-willow twig”.

Source: Pussy-willow Sunday | Slavic holiday | Russian holidays

So today I walked this morning and brought home some pussy willow twigs…

In the Russian Orthodox Church, the Sunday before Easter is known as Pussy Willow Sunday (Ве́рбное воскресе́нье)…

That was last weekend….better safe than sorry! Besides walking is good exercise…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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