Monday, April 18, 2022

Ladies Beware: Dyngus Day Is Upon Us

Screen Capture #117

Dyngus Day, also known as Smigus Dyngus, is a Roman Catholic celebration held on Easter Monday across Central Europe, and in small parts of Eastern and Southern Europe. The tradition is widely associated with Poland and is observed by Polish Diaspora communities, particularly among Polish Americans.

Doesn’t sound so ominous does it gals? But traditionally on Dyngus Day, boys


throw water over girls


and spank them with pussy willow branches.


Legend has it, that the tradition started as a way for a boy to show his affection a girl. I don’t know about you, but a nice flower or dinner and a movie worked better for me.