(Buffalo, NY) This unique west Slavic festival is now a Buffalo tradition. Occurring on the Catholic Easter Monday religious holiday, it is an institution of the Polish diaspora community here. It largely takes place in the historic Polonia district of Buffalo on the east side, the suburb of Cheektowaga, South Buffalo, and the northwest Buffalo neighborhood of Blackrock.
Celebrations include traditional Polish food and dress, Polka, dancing, parades, and special activities with water (squirt guns) and pussy willows – and no, Anderson Cooper will not be present at this year’s festivities.
*UPDATE – No, Mr. Cooper did not make it, but many thousands did brave the wind, snow, and hail to celebrate.