On this day people bring the puss willows branches or other custom made wild flowers bouquets - called palms - to the church for the blessing. Some older folks say that swallowing one of the buds from the puss willows branch will ensure health all year. Parishioners processed with the palms through the streets around the parish, celebrating the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Blessed "palms" are taken home and placed by the crucifix or holy images, and remain there until the next year.
Making colourful palms for this day is an old tradition in Poland and some villages have got "longest palm contest" on that day - for example in Lipnica Murowana - click here to see the gallery :)
Here are some photos from the Palm Sunday Celabrations - in Sierpc:
And here is a link to to the videos showing how the longest palm in 2007 was created - hope you like it and got inspired a bit :)
I'd like to wish you all a really happy, blessed Easter time - from me, Wendy and all Elite Artistes:)
hugs and see you soon