Dyngus Day Parade Set for April
Organizers of Buffalo’s annual Dyngus Day Parade invite social groups, ethnic organizations, schools, marching & polka bands, dancers and performers to participate in the annual Dyngus Day Parade. The parade will take place at 5pm on Monday, April 9th. Let Jack take you thru the parade route in the historic Polonia District in 3 minutes with a look back before we tell you about this year’s event.
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The 2012 parade marches through numerous official Dyngus Day Buffalo celebrations including those at Central Terminal, St. Stanislaus Church, Corpus Christi Church, Arty’s Grill, Pussywillow Park and the Adam Mickewicz Library and Dramatic Circle. Parade organizers anticipate more than 150 parade entries and over 50,000 spectators this year.
“You don’t need to be Polish to participate as ‘Everyone’s Polish on Dyngus Day’,” explains 2012 Parade Director Bernadette Pawlak. “In addition to promoting Polish pride, the parade is a community-wide celebration of spring and things that are unique to Western New York…like Dyngus Day.”
Parade entry applications are available on-line here. The deadline is 5pm on April 2nd.