Dyngus Day

Mark Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Thu Sep 6 14:26:38 UTC 2001

Barry inscribed:

DYNGUS DAY--See www.dyngusday.com.  It's the day after Easter when women
have wet T-shirts.  Boy, did I tour Poland on the wrong day...This Polish
term is not in the OED.  Search also for "Smingus Dyngus."

A look at the www.dyngusday.com shows that all the current data is
Polish-*American*. Look at the "Dyngus Day History" page,
http://www.dyngusday.com/HTML/history.html; everything there about Polish
observance of the day is in the past tense. There's no evidence that Dyngus
Day in the 21st century is anything more than a reason for Polish-Americans
and their friends to have fun.

For what it's worth.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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