Dyngus Day Rituals

By Deena Bustillo on
Dyngus Day is the Polish term for Easter Monday, or Wet Monday. Countries in Central Europe each have their own rituals for this day after Easter Sunday, and in Poland this includes boys waking girls up early in the morning by pouring water on their heads and hitting their legs with sticks. The earliest records of the celebration in Poland are from the 15th Century, however there are other reports that the ritual was a custom in 750, 250 years before the country adopted Christianity. The...Read Full Story