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Dyngus Day Celebration in 49th Year

Dyngus Day celebrations are in its 49th year. People of Polish heritage and other participants are festively gathering in crowds numbering 100,000 or more in Western New York. Thirty different locations will partake in Buffalo, New York's Dynugus Day. Buffalo has been declared the Dyngus Day Capital of the World and has drawn hundreds of thousands to its city over the past decades.

An annual parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. local time with over 100 groups marching in the streets before Corpus Cristi Church, St. Stanislaus Church, Polonia Hall, Buffalo Central Terminal, and the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle. A live telecast of the parade will air on WXRL 1300 AM with a live stream of events at Shuttles will transport revellers on three bus routes from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Many locations will offer music, food, and drink celebrating Polish customs, the end of Lent, and Easter Monday.

Dyngus Day or Wet Monday originated in Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. It began with the practice of boys dousing water on girls celebrating Polish culture. Thirty plus Buffalo locations will dish kielbasa, pierogis, czarnina, kiszka. golambkis paired with Tyskie beer and/or vodka.

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