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outintheyard 27 | 517  
24 Mar 2008 /  #1
ARE all those in Poland celebrating this day as a national holiday?
Karima 3 | 50  
24 Mar 2008 /  #2
Not at all. Specially young people.. sometimes this play start be dangerous.. evrytimes i was in Poland and go aut this day it was finish not good forme. I advice is better to stay athome.
OP outintheyard 27 | 517  
24 Mar 2008 /  #3
be dangerous..

In US it is just a day of fattening up and drinking Tell me more about Poland and why this is dangerous day?
Karima 3 | 50  
24 Mar 2008 /  #4
Dangerous cos if someone spill on you little water nothing happened its yet tradition but if u r far from home is cold as hell and come to u some stupid mans and split on u all pail ( about 25 litters of cold like ice water) trust me u want kill them..

beside they can put weather in ur car or others unexpected places
OP outintheyard 27 | 517  
24 Mar 2008 /  #5
Water and very cold weather do not mix well. And in the car is just plain stupid and expensive. Easter is early this year so it is colder than usual
przemek79 - | 12  
24 Mar 2008 /  #6
Why dangerous ? You might get wet only :D:D:D

I'm too old to play this day, but when I was younger I spill hundred liters of water those days :D

wildrover 98 | 4,451  
24 Mar 2008 /  #8
Anybody know the words to the bucket of water featured on tiswas many moons ago....????
plk123 8 | 4,148  
24 Mar 2008 /  #9
it sure is a big day in South Bend. happy Dingus day ya'll. :D
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
24 Mar 2008 /  #10
Anybody know the words to the bucket of water featured on tiswas many moons ago....????

southern 75 | 7,096  
25 Mar 2009 /  #11
Thread attached on merging:
Tradition of throwing cold water to females in Easter

A very antifeminist men swine tradition if you agree.
cjjc 29 | 408  
25 Mar 2009 /  #12
I never heard about it being anything to do with only being thrown on women???
12 Apr 2009 /  #13
I wish that we had this tradition in America. There are some young females that could use some ice water poured over them.
leszek38 - | 31  
13 Apr 2009 /  #14
Today is somewhat warm day, so it will be just some harmless fun.
The sprinkling party is already gathering :)
Polanglik 11 | 303  
14 Apr 2009 /  #15
'Bucket of Water Song' from Tiswas ...... wow, that brought back some happy memories :o)

A very young Chris Tarrant , Lenny Henry ....... and what about Sally James in her knee length leather boots :o))))

I used to love Smingus Dingus ..... my friends and I would get together and walk around to houses of girls that we knew and get them absolutely soaked ..... and this was with the cooperation of the girls' parents.

We used to run into other groups of Polish kids from another parish and that escalated in a 'friendly' water fight on the streets of West London ..... the English people stared in amazement not knowing what the hell was going on !

We used to finish up at our local church where anyone was fair game ..... but we mostly targeted attractive young girls, although I do remember one older lady getting sprayed with water when she complained that her daughter had got her new dress soaked !

All in all, it was and still is harmelss fun, young people trying to keep an old tradition - alive :o) my two young kids aged 7 and 5 yrs woke up early at around 6.30am on Easter Monday and soaked myself and my wife while we were sleeping soundly in our beds.

I believe that the cut off point for soaking is midday on Easter Monday.

this is something I found which explains the soaking associated with Easter Monday.
panienka 1 | 205  
14 Apr 2009 /  #16
śmigus dyngus, that's silly but I can't imagine Easter without it :)

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