Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Dyngus Day!

Does anyone here celebrate Dyngus Day? I just learned about this festival today, and fortunately not the hard way! It's traditional in Polish communities for every boy in the town to observe Dyngus Day by sneaking into the room of a girl he likes (with help from the unsuspecting girl's mother) and waking her by pouring buckets of water on her. The times, they are a-changin', though, and progressive Polish girls are said to be getting the jump (and the dump!) on boys these days. Even married folks have to watch out, as teenagers perch on balconies and douse passers-by.

April showers, indeed!

1 comment:

Anna said...

I grew up in a Polish foster family. This is funny! Never heard of it before. I think I'm thankful for that!