Smigus-Dyngus (also known as lany poniedzialek, meaning "Wet Monday") is a celebration held on Easter Monday in Poland. It is also observed by Polish diaspora communities, particularly among Polish Americans, who call it Dyngus Day.
Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday, and girls do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. This is accompanied by a number of other rituals, such as making verse declarations and holding door-to-door processions, in some regions involving boys dressed as bears. The origins of the celebration are uncertain, but it may date to pagan times (before 966 AD); it is described in writing as early as the 15th century. It continues to be observed in Poland, and also in the United States, where certain patriotic American elements have been added to the traditional Polish ones.
Dyngus Day Celebration
The Distillery 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd.
Monday April 21st 6pm - 10pm
Live entertainment from a rockin' polka band named Badinov! Authentic polish dinner available
for purchase cooked by Malczewski's catering. Come on out and celebrate Dyngus Day with dinner and dancing!
The American Polish Century Club
33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Thousands of friends and families from all around Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois attend. The spirited festival features live music and dancing with the biggest names in Polka Music along with the finest Polish Dance Ensembles in Michigan. Try the delicious Polish Kitchen, the Polish Pub-n-Grub, and Beer Tent or take part in the 2014 Srodeks Pierogi Eating Challenge.
There will be a Traditional Polish Mass on Sunday at 12:00 Noon. Stroll the Outdoor Craft Show featuring over 55 different crafters displaying their fine works. Admission to the festival is free to the public, although a $5.00 daily parking fee is required.
Friday, July 11: Festival opens at 4:00pm goes 'til 1:00am.Craft Show 4-9pm. Music & Dancing 4:00pm-12:00pm by the Motor City's own The Polish Muslims alternating with Jeff Mleczko's "DynaBrass".
Saturday, July 12: Festival hours 10:00am - 1:00am. Craft Show 10am-9pm. Music & Dancing 12-6:00pm with the "The Knewz" from Buffalo, NY and 4:00-12:00am "IPA Tribute Band", from Chicago alternating with "Polka Country Musicians".
Sunday, July 14: Festival hours 11:00pm 9:00pm Polish Mass @ 12:00pm, featuring the American Polish Century Club Choir. Craft Show 11-8pm. Music & Dancing by "Polka Country Musicians" 12-4pm, "The Knewz: alternating with "Box-On" from Traverse City, MI. 4:00pm 9:00pm.
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All around Toledo, Detroit, Cleveland and the Midwest, more and more people are dusting off
their polka shoes and putting that old leather to good use. Polka music is still the happiest
music around. Life is too short and the world too troubled not to have some old-time fun. Now, if only
our politicians would learn to polka!
The Polish language can be challenging for those who first come into contact with it. Polish pronunciation
and the various endings of words found in Polish grammar represent a marked departure for those familiar with
Western European languages. While challenging, not only is Polish language proficiency achievable, but it can
also be an enjoyable learning experience! Much of this depends on teaching methods and language
[Toledo Polish Genealogy Site]
TPGS meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at St. Hedwig School on the corner of Lagrange and Dexter in the meeting hall in the basement.
THE LIRA ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO PRESENTS
"A Polish Christmas -- Carols, Paderewski and More"
In Cleveland, Ohio
Featuring beloved Polish carols; orchestral, music from Paderewski’s only opera; music of Stanislaw
Moniuszko; spirited folk songs and exciting folk dances performed by The Lira Singers, The Lira Symphony,
The Lechici Dancers and the Lira Dancers.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10TH at 3pm At Cleveland Music Hall [Click here] for Lira Information
University of Michigan
Complete Solo Works of Chopin
March 6 - April 14, 2007 ~ Britton Recital Hall
Experience the musical life of Fryderyk Chopin through his complete works for
solo piano: from his earliest surviving work, a polonaise written at age 7,
through his last mazurka penned in 1849. There will be nine free recitals,
including pre-concert talks given by musicology and theory students and faculty,
and a symposium on April 14, with talks by Jeffrey Kallberg, Mark Clague, Nadine
Hubbs, and Wayne Petty.
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Blessing & Dedication of Pope John Paul II
St. Adalbert - Sunday, October 29, 2006
Along with the blessing of the newly erected bronze statue of John Paul II the parish will celebrate Polish
Heritage Month. Sunday the 29th also marks the beginning of the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of St.
Adabert Parish. There will be day long festivities including entertainment by the PAC Band, Echoes of Poland
Dance Troop, dancing to the music of "Touch of Brass", you favorite polish foods and more.
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within a tank full of gasoline round trip from Toledo, Ohio. List here and keep Polish-Pride strong.
Concerts ( Koncerty ), theatre ( teatr ), exhibitions ( wystawy ), movies ( filmy ), meetings ( spotkania ), shows ( wystawy ), picnics ( pikniki ) and other interesting and fun events.