BUFFALO, NEW YORK, March 18, 2010 – More than 30 locations will serve as official venues for Buffalo’s 2010 Dyngus Day celebration. This marks another year of growth for the post-Lenten party that attracts upwards of 100,000 people at sites spread across Western New York. To assist Dyngus Day party participants, Dyngus Day Buffalo has released a complete schedule of events on its website: www.DyngusDayBuffalo.com.
Dyngus Day Buffalo provides marketing and organizational support to Dyngus Day celebrations in the Buffalo-Niagara region. In partnership with public and private organizations, Dyngus Day Buffalo promotes Buffalo, New York as the Dyngus Day Capital of the World. The goal of Dyngus Day Buffalo is to reinforce its cultural significances through public awareness and education, and to promote Polish customs with accuracy, integrity, and liveliness.
A Polish-American tradition, Dyngus Day celebrates the end of the restrictive observance of Lent and the joy of Easter. Over the decades, Buffalo, New York, has become the Dyngus Day Capital of the World, attracting thousands of people from across the northeast United States. Although celebrated in Buffalo’s Polonia neighborhood since the arrival of the first Poles in the 1870s, the city’s first modern Dyngus Day celebration was held 49 years ago by the Chopin’s Singing Society, a tradition that continues today.
Dyngus Day 2010 will take place on Monday, April 5th.