Dyngus Day Festivities Continue

April 25, 2011 Updated Apr 25, 2011 at 11:15 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos
By Allen Leight

April 25, 2011 Updated Apr 25, 2011 at 11:15 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - People of Polish decent from the east side of Buffalo to Cheektowaga and even Niagara Falls, are saluting their heritage with big Dyngus Day celebrations across the area.

"Buffalo New York is the Dyngus Day capital of the world. Just like New Orleans is to Marti Gras, Dyngus Day is to Buffalo," Co-Founder Dyngus Day Buffalo Marty Biniasz said.

All the parties feature polka performance and some traditional polish food.

The Dyngus Day Parade marched through the driving rain Monday evening, ending with the party at the Buffalo Central Terminal on Memorial Drive.

"It's the culmination of the Dyngus Day parade. It ends right here in Pussy Willow Park in the shadow of the Central Terminal," Co-Founder Dyngus Day Buffalo Eddie Dobosiewicz said.

Buffalo is the Dyngus Day Capial of the country, and thousands turned out to the party at the Central Terminal, featuring food, music, drink, and of course, pussy willows and water guns.