Dyngus Day History
Dyngus Day, also known as Śmigus Dyngus or wet Monday, is a Catholic celebration held on the Monday after Easter. Typically celebrated in Poland and Polish communities, common traditions include dousing others with water in a playful way. Large public water battles are commonly held in Polish communities around the world. This day is believed to have been formed from Slavic traditions and pagan beliefs. It is believed that it goes as far back as 996 AD.
Dyngus Day is believed to have been started in the 1000th century. Today it is observed around the world as Polish emigrants carried the tradition with them. It is observed annually on the Monday after Easter.
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