Today, the largest Dyngus Day celebration in the U.S. is in Buffalo, New York. It's also a big holiday in South Bend, Indiana, where it marks the beginning of the political primary season.
We're not too big on being smacked with willow branches, but we do love Polish specialties like pierogi and kielbasa. And bigos, a sweet and sour Polish stew with sauerkraut, pork, mushrooms, tomatoes, and sometimes apples or honey, sounds delicious. If you're not too full from your Easter eating, carry on with Dyngus Day.
Need some food sources? Read this guide to the Polish markets in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Here are some recipes:
• Mrs. Kostyra's Kielbasa (she's Martha Stewart's mom), above.
• Potato and Goat Cheese Pierogi, also from Martha Stewart
• Fried Sauerkraut Cakes with Kielbasa, from Gourmet
• Bigos Stew, from Chow
More about Dyngus Day:
• Dyngus Day Buffalo
Related: How to Make a Butter Lamb for Easter (another Polish tradition!)