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Only In Print: Greenpoint Revelers Exclaim, ‘Everybody’s Polish on Dyngus Day!’

The exuberance of Father Grzegorz Markulak, pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, was unabated throughout the first Dyngus Day parade and festival in New York City, Monday, April 18, the day after Easter. The pastor is a native of Poland where, he said, Dyngus Day is “a very big and old tradition.” (Photo: Bill Miller)

GREENPOINT — Polish tradition flourished Monday, April 18 — the day after Easter — with the first “Dyngus Day” celebration in a Brooklyn neighborhood famously known as “Little Poland.” 

Traditionally, on Dyngus Day, the Polish celebrate new life after Easter and the end of a Lenten season of faithful fasting and prayer. But this inaugural festival also was a tonic for …

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