Śmigus-dyngus (or Lany Poniedziałek, the Polish for Wet Monday) is the name for Easter Monday in Poland and the diaspora.In the Czech Republic it is called velikonoční pondělí.Stanislaus - Bishop & Martyr Church, the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, and at many family-owned Polish taverns.
Another related custom, unique to Poland, is that of sprinkling bowls (garce) of ashes on people (starts men on women) or houses, celebrated a few weeks earlier at the "półpoście".
This custom is almost forgotten, but still practiced in the area around the borders of Mazuria and Masovia.
In Germany, people go out into the fields early in the morning and hold Easter egg races. Even so, the day remains informally observed in some areas such as the state of North Dakota, and some cities in New York, Michigan, and Indiana.
Easter Monday was a public holiday in North Carolina from 1935 to 1987.
The world's largest organized Dyngus Day celebration occurs in Buffalo, New York.
In Buffalo's eastern suburbs and the city's Historic Polonia District, Dyngus Day is celebrated with a high level of enthusiasm. Mikoll held the first party at the Society's clubrooms in the Buffalo Central Terminal.Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in some countries.Easter Monday in the Western Christian liturgical calendar is the second day of Eastertide and analogously in the Byzantine Rite is the second day of Bright Week.In the Eastern Orthodox Church and Byzantine Rite Catholic Churches, this day is called "Bright Monday" or "Renewal Monday".The services, as in the rest of Bright Week, are quite different from during the rest of the year and are similar to the services on Pascha (Easter Sunday) and include an outdoor procession after the Divine Liturgy; while this is prescribed for all days of that week, often they are only celebrated on Monday and maybe a couple of other days in parish churches, especially in non-Orthodox countries.Texas and Maryland schools often have two holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday.