Dyngus Day

(Also known as Wet Easter Monday)

Dyngus Day is observed next on Monday, April 10th, 2023 (124 days from today).

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The day after Easter is called Dyngus Day. It is commemorated in Poland and in Polish communities across the United States. Dyngus or Dingus is marked by parties and parades with some fun traditions.

Easter is the most important and oldest Christian holiday, commemorating the day of the resurrection of the Lord – on the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring (which falls between the 21 March and 25 April every year). The religious observance of Easter begins with early morning worship and prayer. That day the whole family sat down to eat a solemn breakfast, after wishing each other. Easter is the end of Lent (Wielki Post) and the week before Easter is called Holy Week (Wielki Tydzień).

Among them is Dyngus Day, Water Second Day, or śmigus-dyngus – the game everyone knows, always celebrated on the Monday after Easter. Can splash water on everyone and everywhere. Girls who get wet for many days will have a better chance of getting a husband. In addition, the girl who gets angry when she is splashed with water will have a hard time getting married. The egg can be painted on the shell to avoid splashing – so every unmarried girl tries to make her egg look its best. The boy who gave the girl an egg painted on the shell that day wanted to let the girl know that he liked her.

History of Dyngus Day

Historians point to the baptism of Polish Prince Mieszko I in AD 966 when researching the history of Dyngus Day. Water baptism means cleansing, fertility, and purification.

Somewhere, splashing water on girls and hitting them with pussy willows were become the tradition of countries and has developed.

Dyngus Day, also spelled Dingus Day, is a fun Polish holiday. It is very popular in Poland, as well as in Polish communities across the United States. Dyngus Day is a day of fun and celebrated after the long Lenten holiday. And, perhaps a bit of romantic fun.

Irish traditions and celebrations on Saint Patrick's Day are well known. For decent Poles, Dyngus Day is a day of revelry, parades, drinking and similar festivities. You don't have to be Polish to enjoy Dyngus Day. Instead, consider yourself the Polish of the day, and join the fun. You will be glad you did.

How to observe Dyngus Day

On this day, you can wet the women around you, especially the one you care about, notice. Splashing or drenching is your goal. Chase the women with spray guns, buckets or other water containers. The bolder and more gallant people can choose to wear perfume. Hitting (gently, please) women to the leg with sputum or willow vulva is also common. Make your Dyngus Day holiday meaningful and fun. Share on social media with the hashtag #DyngusDay.


Dyngus Day has been observed the day after Easter.


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