PHOTOSTREAM: Dyngus Day by Anastasia Pantsios

Mon 4/17

The day dawned sunny and warm for the 7th annual Cleveland Dyngus Day festival, the traditional day-after-Easter Polish celebration. Thousands flocked to Detroit Avenue in Gordon Square for an all-day all-evening celebration, with spillover traveling  to Oho City and Tremont establishments on trolleys.

But the heart of the festival was around W 58th and Detroit where there were vendors selling beer, pierogies and paczki, activities for young and and a large outdoor stage with polka music and plenty of room for dancing in the street. A Miss Dyngus Day was selected from among seven contestants who were challenged to dance the polka, eat pierogies as fast as possible and answer questions from host/Dyngus Day founder Justin “DJ Kishka” Gorski. Miss Dyngus then led a parade up and down the street featuring costumed revelers and lots of accordion players.

And then they drank.

View the PHOTOSTREAM here.

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