Archive - March 2015

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Dyngus Day?
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Ice Wonders: Exploring Western and Central New York
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Dyngus Day: A Buffalo Tradition

Dyngus Day?

Have you heard of Dyngus Day? Quite frankly, I learned about it a few years ago when it made Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist.  In an attempt to learn about the culture that is Buffalo, I checked it out one faithful spring day last year.

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Ice Wonders: Exploring Western and Central New York

It’s nearly April and lets face it, it’s still freezing out. The brief stroll from the library to DAC leaves you shivering from head to toe. You touch the door with your hands and the metal is so cold your hands sting in disapproval. The door gusts open and you walk back to quickly attempt to shut it behind you. While some of us used our spring break to travel to some warm destination to try and forget about the cold back at campus, and others wrapped themselves in a blanket and thought about the warm summer days ahead, there[…]

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Dyngus Day: A Buffalo Tradition

The Monday after Easter, commonly known to those of Polish heritage as Dyngus Day, is very much alive and well in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo is home to one of the largest Polish populations in the country, and is known around the world for the Dyngus Day celebrations. For those of you who don’t know, Dyngus Day is a centuries old Polish holiday. The Monday after Easter, it is held to signify spring and a good harvest. Traditionally, attractive girls were drenched in water by men, and hit with pussywillows. A girl could protect herself from getting soaked by giving[…]

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