What is Dyngus Day

Posted at 11:03 AM, Apr 12, 2017

It's that time of year where pussy willows are in season.

That's right! Dyngus day is around the corner!

If you're not from Buffalo, here's the deal. Listen up, Anderson Cooper!

Dyngus Day celebrates the end of lent and the beginning of spring. Thousands of Buffalonians crowd Broadway and Filmore Street in the historic Polonia District, dressed in red and Polish pride. And if you do plan on heading out to the Dyngus Day Parade, plan on getting wet and whacked! People are armed with squirt guns and pussy willows.

Add in some of the best polka bands from across America and Dyngus Day festivities sprinkled across town throughout the day, and you've got yourself a party!

For a list of events, click on the link.

Need to stock up on polish food? Look no further than The Broadway Market! Butter Lambs, Horse Raddish, Paczki...your favorite polish dishes are all there!

Buffalo isn't the only town that celebrates Dyngus Day. Chicago, South Bend, Bristol and Pittsburgh all celebrate Dyngus Day. However, it's not as popular of a tradition and celebration as it is here in the Queen City.

Dyngus Day always lands on the day after Easter.