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Post Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:08 pm

Happy "Dyngus Day"

Yes, Dyngus Day. :shock: It's a Polish holiday celebrated in very few places in the U.S. and my home town of South Bend is one of them. It's a pretty big deal here in South Bend and marks the start of the political season especially among Democrats. Notable politicos who have celebrated Dyngus Day in South Bend include the late Robert F. Kennedy; former Governor Joe Kernan; Senator Evan Bayh; former Congressman and New York University President John Brademas; former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; former Congressman, 9/11 Commission member and current Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer; former President Bill Clinton; the famous philanthropist Thomas A. White; and the late Aloysius J. Kromkowski, a long time elected St. Joseph County public servant, for whom the "Al Kromkowski polka" is named. :roll: :roll: :roll:

Dyngus Day celebrations are widespread and popular in Buffalo, New York, Wyandotte and Hamtramck in Michigan; South Bend and La Porte in Indiana; and Hanover, New Hampshire. What it actually is for all intents and purposes is a license to go out and get hammered after some people's Lenten abstinence.


In Poland:
Śmigus-Dyngus (also known as lany poniedziałek, meaning "Wet Monday") is a celebration held on Easter Monday in Poland. It is also observed by Polish diaspora communities, particularly among Polish Americans, who call it Dyngus Day. Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday, and girls do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. This is accompanied by a number of other rituals, such as making verse declarations and holding door-to-door processions, in some regions involving boys dressed as bears.
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Post Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:19 pm

Re: Happy "Dyngus Day"

thorman52 wrote:Yes, Dyngus Day. :shock: It's a Polish holiday celebrated in very few places in the U.S. and my home town of South Bend is one of them. It's a pretty big deal here in South Bend and marks the start of the political season especially among Democrats. Notable politicos who have celebrated Dyngus Day in South Bend include the late Robert F. Kennedy; former Governor Joe Kernan; Senator Evan Bayh; former Congressman and New York University President John Brademas; former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; former Congressman, 9/11 Commission member and current Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer; former President Bill Clinton; the famous philanthropist Thomas A. White; and the late Aloysius J. Kromkowski, a long time elected St. Joseph County public servant, for whom the "Al Kromkowski polka" is named. :roll: :roll: :roll:

Dyngus Day celebrations are widespread and popular in Buffalo, New York, Wyandotte and Hamtramck in Michigan; South Bend and La Porte in Indiana; and Hanover, New Hampshire. What it actually is for all intents and purposes is a license to go out and get hammered after some people's Lenten abstinence.


In Poland:
Śmigus-Dyngus (also known as lany poniedziałek, meaning "Wet Monday") is a celebration held on Easter Monday in Poland. It is also observed by Polish diaspora communities, particularly among Polish Americans, who call it Dyngus Day. Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday, and girls do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. This is accompanied by a number of other rituals, such as making verse declarations and holding door-to-door processions, in some regions involving boys dressed as bears.


Geeezzzz, The Democrats Go out every day of the year & do that :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Post Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Re: Happy "Dyngus Day"

thorman52 wrote:Yes, Dyngus Day. :shock: It's a Polish holiday celebrated in very few places in the U.S. and my home town of South Bend is one of them. It's a pretty big deal here in South Bend and marks the start of the political season especially among Democrats. Notable politicos who have celebrated Dyngus Day in South Bend include the late Robert F. Kennedy; former Governor Joe Kernan; Senator Evan Bayh; former Congressman and New York University President John Brademas; former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; former Congressman, 9/11 Commission member and current Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer; former President Bill Clinton; the famous philanthropist Thomas A. White; and the late Aloysius J. Kromkowski, a long time elected St. Joseph County public servant, for whom the "Al Kromkowski polka" is named. :roll: :roll: :roll:

Dyngus Day celebrations are widespread and popular in Buffalo, New York, Wyandotte and Hamtramck in Michigan; South Bend and La Porte in Indiana; and Hanover, New Hampshire. What it actually is for all intents and purposes is a license to go out and get hammered after some people's Lenten abstinence.


In Poland:
Śmigus-Dyngus (also known as lany poniedziałek, meaning "Wet Monday") is a celebration held on Easter Monday in Poland. It is also observed by Polish diaspora communities, particularly among Polish Americans, who call it Dyngus Day. Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday, and girls do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. This is accompanied by a number of other rituals, such as making verse declarations and holding door-to-door processions, in some regions involving boys dressed as bears.


very interesting........
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Post Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:18 pm

Re: Happy "Dyngus Day"

Cool! Have never heard of this day but may have to start celebrating it! Except I googled it and there's something about boys throwing water on girls? HAHA! Interesting holiday! Thanks for sharing.
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Post Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:46 pm

Re: Happy "Dyngus Day"

i know they use it for a term like spazz
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Post Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:47 pm

Re: Happy "Dyngus Day"

Yes, Dyngus Day is a much anticipated celebration in South Bend. They start celebrating about 8:00 a.m. and go till 3:00 a.m. the next day. In my youth, I'd never miss making the rounds after work to all the political clubs and meeting some of the politicians. In the 60s Bendix corporation even negotiated to have it in their contract to have Dyngus Day off. There are a lot of Polish people in the area. Wikipedia states that Buffalo, NY has the biggest celebrations but I bet South Bend rivals them closely.

And in Poland: Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday, and girls do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday.
What are they thinking. Strange.

Hope this link comes through okay with some pics of the Dyngus Day celebration.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/dy ... b2370.html
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