BUFFALO (WKBW) They are signatures of Buffalo and Western New York, and from pussy willows to chrusciki and everything in between, they are once again in full swing this week.
The Broadway Market may be quiet on the outside, but inside it is already bustling with holiday fun.
And for those who come out for the wide variety of goodies for sale, it is all about one word.
"Because it's tradition," one shopper said.
"Tradition," another answered.
"A 58 year old tradition," a third replied.
Brenda Lukasiewicz was visiting from Pennsylvania and heard about the market. After visiting, she says she's hooked.
"It is definitely something that is very very awesome. In fact we talked about establishing with my family in Pennsylvania and actually coming up here and making it our tradition too," she said.
And then there's Dyngus Day, the local Polish celebration the day after Easter.
"It's turned into one of the biggest and most unique ethnic festivals in the nation, and really helped put Buffalo on the map," Eddy Dobosiewicz of Dyngus Day Buffalo said.
Dobosiewicz is the co-founder of Dyngus Day Buffalo, and has seen the holiday grow each and every year.
"Last year we estimated that 50 thousand people took part in it and now it is spreading to other cities. We have events in Cleveland, in Albany, in Schenectady, Pittsburgh, New Orleans even has a big celebration," he added.
For information on the Broadway Market: http://broadwaymarket.org/
For everything Dyngus Day Buffalo: http://www.dyngusdaybuffalo.com/