Today celebrations are happening in over 30 cities across 12 states, yet it is Buffalo that is proclaimed as the Dyngus Day Capital of the World. A celebration of Spring, Polish-American heritage, and the end of lent, Dyngus Day is a day for rejoicing and revelry. It brought Anderson Cooper into a laughing fit last year when he learned about it and only seems to be growing in popularity.
Over a dozen new events have been added to the Dyngus Day lineup including the firework finale over historic Polonia scheduled for 11pm tonight. With much of the same fervor that is put into celebrating St. Patricks Day, Dyngus Day also holds a parade (5pm) and over 10,000 people are expected to head over to the Buffalo Central Terminal for some Polish cuisine and live polka. The Toronto Sun suggests heading to Buffalo for one of America’s best Easter holiday celebrations: on Dyngus Day, everybody is Polish.