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Just wanted to wish everybody a HAPPY DINGUS DAY!
 

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yea...and I have some special water to toss on you
 

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What is this day a celebration of? Cause we already had a junk thread.
 

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Its actually Dyngus Day
 

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Here you are....



Śmigus-Dyngus (also known as lany poniedziałek, 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. Similar celebrations are held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Oblévačka in Czech, Oblievačka in Slovak, both meaning "Watering") and in Hungary, where it is known as Vízbevető or "Water Plunge Monday". Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with [censored] 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 1000 AD); it is described in writing as early as the 15th century. It continues to be observed in central Europe, and also in the United States, where certain patriotic American elements have been added to the traditional Polish ones.
 

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I'm sure hopin they do... I'll settle for some pierogis I guess.
 

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I don't like the sauerkraut! You KNOW that!
 

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So, I get to dress like a bear and throw water on girls and spank them? MAN, why didn't I learn about this holiday earlier! If there was beer involved, they could call it "greatest day of danesdads life" day!
 

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See what you've been missin'.


BTW, beer is optional.
 

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I thought we called that "Spring Break" here in he states........
 
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