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Any "wet" plans for Śmigus-dyngus?

4 Apr 2010 #1
I remember my cousins dragging a garden hose from their backdoor into the neighbours kitchen window and then turning the faucet on to max. It went wild in their kitchen and EVERYTHING (and everyone) got soaked. But there were no frowns afterwards. After all, it was Śmigus-dyngus.

I live in Sweden, but I'm trying to keep the tradition alive. I'm at my mothers house now, visiting for the holidays. Planning on setting the alarm clock to an ungodly hour tomorrow and giving her a watery wake-up!

Any of you planning any Śmigus Dyngus-schemes?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
4 Apr 2010 #2
I have to resist the obvious temptation ;) ;)

This day has never held any significance for me personally in Poland. Maybe it's time to change that!? A free wet t-shirt competition without a competition ;)
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
4 Apr 2010 #3
Initially the drenching custom was limited to eligible young maidens. In a more citified version, young men would lightlly sprinkle their sweethearts with cologne. Now Polish TV regularly shows hordes of bucket-wielding teenagers prolwing the streets and drenching anyone in sight, pouring waters into buses and trams at stops or cars waiting at traffic lights. The custom has taken on a hooligan twist, Polish police insist.
4 Apr 2010 #4
They're just kids messing around ;)
wildrover 98 | 4,451
4 Apr 2010 #5
I don,t think i would see the funny side if some muppet threw water all over the inside of my car and risked blowing all the electrics , but if i am walking the street and get soaked i won,t complain too much...

I am sure there are those that see this day as an excuse for thuggery and law breaking , but i think its a fun tradition that should continue...

I just hope its a nice warm day tomorow...!
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
5 Apr 2010 #6
A free wet t-shirt competition without a competition

No competition, everbody gets wet.. hehe :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
5 Apr 2010 #7
I know :)
Arien 3 | 721
5 Apr 2010 #8
Unfortunately we don't celebrate this tradition over here, I don't mind it when the girls get wet though!

Seanus 15 | 19,706
5 Apr 2010 #9
I bet you don't, my friend ;)
Arien 3 | 721
5 Apr 2010 #10
You're right, and they don't seem to mind it either..

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
28 Mar 2016 #11
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