Buffalo is filled with many unique holiday traditions, but one of the more unique ones has got to be the butter lamb. To anyone outside of Buffalo, one question they’re sure to ask is “What’s with the butter lamb?” To many people living in Buffalo, the question may instead be “Why do we have the butter lamb?”
An Easter staple, the butter lamb, or buttered lamb, is a traditional butter sculpture for families of Russian, Polish & Slovenian Catholic descent. Thanks to the strength of the Buffalo Polish community, the butter lamb remains a Western New York tradition to this day. Molded into the shape of a lamb, this butter sculpture symbolizes the sacrifice of the Lamb of God. The lamb is usually adorned with peppercorn eyes, a red alleluia flag and oftentimes comes with a red ribbon that represents the Blood of Christ.
Why would you bother put a boring block of butter on the table when you can use this decorative piece instead? Whether you’re buying one to carry on family tradition, for the religious symbolism or simply for the decorative look, the butter lamb is sure to be a crowd pleaser for your Easter meal. Available at Dave’s Union Road location. Stop in and purchase yours today!