Sunday, April 01, 2007

Flower Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday. You might not know that it also has had other names. There is a tradition of calling it Willow Sunday, because in some climates it is easier to gather and burn branches of the pussy willow than of the date palm. And at one point around Constantinople, it was called Flower Sunday because spring flowers would be gathered up and given out to the faithful. So here's a bit of lilac for you.

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