WHAT IS DYNGUS DAY?
Dyngus Day, or Wet Monday (Polish Śmigus-Dingus or lany poniedziałek) is the name for Easter Monday. Historically a Polish tradition, Dyngus Day celebrates the end of the observance of Lent and the joy of Easter. Over the decades, Dyngus Day has become a wonderful holiday to celebrate Polish-American culture, heritage and traditions. In Cleveland specifically, our goal is to not only make this a Polish Cultural festival, we also want to celebrate our Polka Heritage as well as the other Eastern European cultures still thriving in Cleveland.
2017 will marks the festival’s 7th year anniversary here in Cleveland. Every year the festival continues to grow and are we excited to share this day with you. We are especially excited this year to make the festival grounds larger on Detroit Ave. and West 58th – Cleveland Dyngus Headquarters – in the Gordon Arts District where we will polka in the streets with great food and beer vendors alike!…estimated over 30,000 people celebrated Cleveland Dyngus 2016.