Dyngus Day Without Pussy Willows? [Again!]

I first published this post on Dyngus Day last year, but it’s even truer this year.  I have absolutely no pussy willows in my back yard so far this year!

 

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Here in Buffalo, NY, Dyngus Day is a big event because of our large Polish population.  For those unfamiliar with it, Dyngus Day is the day after Easter.  I don’t participate, seeing as I’m an old married lady, but the way I understand it – if young people chase each other around and spank each other with pussy willow branches, that will insure a happy relationship.

Not in my book – read the above-referenced description of Dyngus Day.  Being dragged out of bed soaking wet and walloped with pussy willows does not seem like a loving relationship to me, but then, I’m just a silly old married lady.

But this year, there is a shortage of pussy willows – last year, it was due to the extreme winter (it was still snowing on Easter Sunday!).  I believe this year, the shortage may be due to an earlier than usual Easter.

Guess what ?!  I have a pussy willow tree right in my own back yard.

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So I tromped out through the muck and mud yesterday, expecting to find full-blown pussy willows which I could then sell at an outrageous price for the upcoming Dyngus Day celebrations.  Alas, my tree still has only has baby buds.

But hey, at least it’s a sign that spring will come eventually.

HAPPY DYNGUS DAY, EVERYONE!

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Images by Cordelia’s Mom

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16 Responses to Dyngus Day Without Pussy Willows? [Again!]

  1. Every day’s a school day! I’d never heard of Dyngus Day before… (Evidently I didn’t read this last year) Sounds “charming”. I’m glad I’m not young and live in Poland.

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  2. Paul says:

    Happy Dyngus day!

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  3. No pussy willows here. And it’s pouring rain, tropical intensity but without the warmth. The world is mud. So maybe it’s just as well. Being chased around in the sucking mud to be whacked with pussy willow branches doesn’t sound like nearly as much fun as say, getting a root canal. Although considering the sad condition of my teeth, the root canal might not be such a bad idea 🙂

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  4. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Nope no pussy here either, CM. GRIN!!! Couldn’t resist with that tag of yours! Happy Dyngus Day minus the pussy!! Tee hee Good morning on this windy gloomy chilly day!! Wasn’t it GREAT yesterday????

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  5. They are slow to bloom this year. Maybe just shy. Never heard of that tradition, but who could forget it once you’re aware? Spring is here…would like mild weather to stick around a bit before summer arrives to roast and toast us!

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  6. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Learn something new every day!

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