Spring is coming, and for many Buffalonians, that means one thing - Dyngus Day!!
Can't make it back to Buffalo to celebrate? No worries! A local establishment is hosting a Dyngus Day Party, and we wanted to pass the info along to our group. So come on our and join in the fun! Here's the info:
Monday April 1, 2013, noon-close
(this is not an elaborate april fools joke!)
- Polka music playing thoughout the day
- Pieorgies, Polish Sausage, Sauerkraut and possibly beef on weck! (we're working on it)
- Sobieski vodka drinks
- Polish Beers including Zywiec, Tyskie, and Okocim
- Pussywillow branches and water guns will be provided!
Still confused on what Dyngus Day is? Don't worry, we've got the info. Here's some FAQ's:
What is Dyngus Day?
Short answer is it's a Polish holiday that originally celebrated the end of Lent and the birth of spring. It's now evolved into a cultural celebration of all things Polish, and occurs every year on the Monday after Easter. Here's some more info: http://www.dyngusdaybuffalo.com/whatisdyngusday.html
Why are we throwing a Dyngus Day Party?
As the "Dyngus Day Capital of the World", Buffalo has become synonymous with the holiday in the US, so we're looking to bring the tradition and fun to Boston. Plus it's a chance for WNYers to gather and not be bummed out by the Sabres blowing a 2 goal lead or the Bills choking away a game. You can't frown while listening to Polka music.
I'm not Polish, can i celebrate?
Of course! Just like everyone is Irish on St Patty's day, everyone is Polish on Dyngus Day! Just add a "-ski" onto the end of your last name and you're good to go!
What's this about water guns and pussywillow branches?
So historically the end of lent and the Easter holiday were associated with the rebirth of baptism (water) and growth of spring (pussywillow buds), and both became part of the Dyngus Day tradition. It's evolved into the spraying of water guns and tapping of branches between boys and girls.
Where else can you drink beer, dance to polka and squirt water guns at people?? So invite your friends, and come joint the fun! We've got a facebook event invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/228806180594588/#