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Dyngus Day in the USA: Get ready to polka & party on Wet Monday

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If you're in the mood for colorful parades, great music, fabulous food, fine wine and spirits, you're in luck. Dyngus Day is right around the corner and Americans are ready to celebrate!

Dyngus Day

Dyngus Day, or Dingus Day, is an annual "holiday" celebrated in Poland and in Polish-American communities throughout America. Observed on the Monday after Easter (Easter Monday), Dyngus Day celebrates the end of Lent. This year's event takes place on April 21, 2014.

Water and pussy willow switches are a big part of the annual event. On Dyngus Day, also known as Wet Monday, men sprinkle (or more like soak) their female counterparts with water and tap them with pussy willows according to tradition. But no worries, ladies - revenge is sweet. Women return the favor the following day by throwing dishes or water on the men.

If you're in the mood for polka, parties, authentic Polish food and an abundance of refreshing beverages to whet your whistle, celebrate Dyngus Day in the U.S.A!

Dyngus Day Events in America

  • Each year, thousands flock to Buffalo, NY, the "Dyngus Day Capital of the World," to party and get their polka on.
  • If you are in the Cleveland area, be sure to stop by Dyngus Day Cleveland for live polka bands, an accordion parade, fabulous Polish food and the popular Miss Dyngus Pageant.
  • Detroit is also celebrating the occasion with its annual Dyngus Day Party. Stop by for cocktails, dinner, polka music and a few sprinkles of water.

Happy Dyngus Day!



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