What is Dyngus Day you might ask? Dyngus Day, or Wet Monday is the name for the Monday after Easter. Historically a Polish tradition, Dyngus Day celebrates the end of the observance of Lent and the joy of Easter. In Cleveland specifically, the goal is to not only make this a Polish Cultural festival; they also want to celebrate Polka Heritage as well as the other Eastern European cultures still thriving in Cleveland.
2014 marks the festival’s 4th year here in Cleveland. During the festival in 2013, it is estimated that roughly 7,500 people were in attendance in the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood, celebrating at over 7 venues as well as an Accordion Parade. The festival includes lots of music (Polka anyone?), an accordion parade (starts at 4pm at West 58th & Detroit,) lots of authentic food (Sokolowski’s for perogies!) and a few Monday brews!
For the neighborhood schedules and various holiday menus visit their website here. Have a great sunny spring Monday to you. Looking forward to a wonderful spring week with you here in the 216!