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Smingus-Dyngus - Polish tradition


krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #1
But America doesn't celebrate Śmingus-Dyngus
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Mar 2007 /  #2
I will start it this year :) It'll be Śmingus-Dingus all over NJ!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #3
Śmingus-Dyngus

Whats this?????? a party ???
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #4
What do you think Fisz, should we tell him?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Mar 2007 /  #5
I'd rather show him :)
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #6
Me too!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #7
Toga! toga! toga! party????
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #8
Not even close!!! hahahahahahahahaha
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #9
what is it... I`ll find out anyways, so you outta just tell me
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #10
But it would be more fun showing you!!!!
Lots more fun!!!! Right Fisz? hahahahahahahaha
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #11
what you gonna try n pants me...lol

I have some Spiritus now...:)
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #12
I will give you a clue: It is on a Monday after Easter Sunday.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Mar 2007 /  #13
Dang sleds (don't you say that in Chi town or is that Ohio?) You can wiki it.

AKA Lany Poniedziałek, Polewanka or Oblewanka.
Early in the Polish evolution of the tradition, the Dyngus custom was clearly differentiated from Śmigus: Dyngus was the exchange of gifts (usually eggs, often decorated like pisankas), under the threat of water splashing if one party did not have any eggs ready, while Śmigus (from Śmigać, to whoosh, ie make a whipping noise) referred to the striking.

Later the focus shifted to the courting aspect of the ritual, and young unmarried girls were the only acceptable targets. A boy would sneak into the bedroom of the particular girl he fancied and awaken her by completely drenching her with multiple buckets of water. Politics played an important role in proceedings, and often the boy would get access to the house only by arrangement with the girl's mother.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #14
Dang sleds (don't you say that in Chi town or is that Ohio?) You can wiki it.

must be ohio

A boy would sneak into the bedroom of the particular girl he fancied and awaken her by completely drenching her with multiple buckets of water

Hahahahahahahaha
Dont they get alittle mad..lol stop it....:)
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #15
That's why so many Polish guys are looking for Polish girls, they just don't get it! They keep drenching them with water so no wonder the polkas look into other nationalities who don't know about smingus-dingus
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Mar 2007 /  #16
Yeah must be Ohio. They even drink Pop :) Do you drink pop or soda?

I think everyone expects to get wet this day. Even out on the streets.
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #17
They drink pop in WI too. They don't have cinemas here either, only movie theaters.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Mar 2007 /  #18
in the south...theeAters :)
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #19
They even drink Pop Do you drink pop or soda?

Everybody here says POP...... In FL they say soda

I think everyone expects to get wet this day. Even out on the streets

So everbody has a party, then start drenching everybody
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Mar 2007 /  #20
soda here too. So, how many people are you going to get wet in Chicago?
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #21
Sledz, You think it's a good idea to sneek up the window and get your polish friend wet?
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #22
your polish friend wet?

I`m planning on gettin her very wet...:)

how many people are you going to get wet in Chicago?

What day is Smingus-dingus... so I can get ready
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Mar 2007 /  #23
Easter Monday
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #24
hope its warm out:)
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
5 Mar 2007 /  #25
will start it this year It'll be Śmingus-Dingus all over NJ!

Why did I have to move from Clifton? WHY GOD? WHYYYYYYY?????
pingwin 2 | 117  
5 Mar 2007 /  #26
Yeah must be Ohio.

Hey hey, watch it or you'll have Buckeyes instead of water on Śmingus Dingus!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #27
celebrate Śmingus-Dingus

can you do it at weddings????
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #28
Heyyyy sledz....what are you getting at??????
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Mar 2007 /  #29
I`m just learning the tradition....:)
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Mar 2007 /  #30
Well, you're learning it the wrong way!
Don't you dare!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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