2011 Dyngus Day Parade Calls For Participants & Volunteers


BUFFALO, NEW YORK, January 3, 2011 – Organizers of  Buffalo, New York’s annual Dyngus Day Parade invite social groups, ethnic  organizations, schools, marching & polka bands, dancers and performers to  participate in the 5th annual Dyngus Day Parade. The parade will take  place at 5pm on Monday, April 25th.  http://www.dyngusdaybuffalo.com/

   Buffalo’s Dyngus Day Parade, the  first and only kind of parade in the world, will march through the Historic  Polonia District passing  numerous Dyngus Day celebrations including those at Central Terminal, St.  Stanislaus Church, Corpus Christi Church, The Adam Plewacki American Legion Post 799 and the  Adam Mickewicz Library and Dramatic Circle. Parade organizers anticipate more than 150  parade entries and over 50,000  spectators this year.


Parade entry  applications are available on-line at www.DyngusDayBuffalo.com.

The deadline for  parade entries is 5pm on April 15th, 2011. Completed applications or  people interested in volunteering are to contact Dyngus Day Parade Director  Bernadette Pawlak at _[email protected]_

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or to Dyngus Day Parade, Attn: Bernadette Pawlak, 54  Arend Avenue, Williamsville, New York 14221. 

 “The Dyngus  Day Parade has become a uniquely Buffalo tradition,” explained Parade  Director Bernadette Pawlak. “2011 is  a very special year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of modern  Dyngus Day in America. We welcome volunteers to assist in parade preparation as  we expect that this will be the

biggest Dyngus Day parade in history.”  

A  Polish-American tradition, Dyngus Day celebrates the end of the restrictive  observance of Lent and the joy of Easter. Over the decades, Buffalo, New  York has become the Dyngus Day Capital of the World attracting thousands of  people from across the northeast United States. Although celebrated in Buffalo’s  Polonia neighborhood since the arrival of the first Poles in the 1870s, the city’s first modern Dyngus Day celebration  was held 50 years ago by the Chopin’s Singing Society, a tradition that  continues today. Dyngus Day Buffalo, the provider of marketing and organizational  support to area celebrations was founded in 2005. Dyngus Day 2011 will take  place on Monday, April 25th.