South Bend celebrates 80 plus years of Dyngus Day

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Monday, April 1st, is Dyngus Day, and South Bend is celebrating with parties across the city. The Newscenter 16 morning crew stopped by the original home of Dyngus Day in South Bend, the West Side Democratic Club.

Dyngus Day is traditionally a Polish-American holiday to recognize the end of Lent and celebrate the joy of Easter.

It's been 80 plus years since the first celebration in the 1930's, and local politicians and community members started the cooking early on Monday morning. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Councilman Oliver Davis and Sheriff Grzegorek were just a few of the attendees early Monday morning.

The celebration is offically open to the public at 9 a.m. It's $8 per plate at the West Side Democratic Club, and organizers say the party will run until they are out of food.


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