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The Smigus Dyngus ''Wet Monday'' Quiz

This popular celebration on Easter Monday in Poland involves pouring each other with water. 10 Questions.

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On what Roman Catholic celebration day is Smigus Dyngus celebrated?

  • Easter Monday
  • Palm Sunday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday

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In which country is Smigus Dyngus most widely celebrated?

  • Poland
  • France
  • Romania
  • Greece

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The celebration Smigus Dyngus dates before 1000 AD, what holds the origins of the celebration?

  • Christianity
  • Buddhism
  • Paganism
  • Hinduism

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How is the Smigus Dyngus festival traditionally celebrated?

  • By boys throwing water over girls they like and spank them with pussy willows.
  • Blessing each other with water blessed by the Priest on ''Swieconka''.
  • Hitting each other with wet tree branches.
  • Throwing water at people who need to be cleansed of their wrong doing.

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Apart from Poland, certain Roman Catholic Central European countries celebrate Smigus Dyngus, which one of these countries does not celebrate the festival?

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Hungary

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Traditionally Smigus Dungys is celebrated by a rhyme, ''Dyngus, dyngus, po dwa jaja; nie chce chleba tylko jaja'', what does this translate to from Polish to English?

  • Dyngus, dyngus I seek you; where are you sweetheart.
  • Dyngus, dyngus for two eggs; I don't want bread but eggs.
  • Dyngus, dyngus where are you; just came to say ''I love you''.
  • Dyngus, dyngus take the blessing; take my wisdom and celebrate.

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In the traditional festival of Smigus Dyngus, what is special about the pussy willows?

  • They are coated with gold dust.
  • They have to be picked from the top branch of the tree.
  • They are blessed by the Priest on Palm Sunday.
  • They are blessed together with Easter Eggs on Swieconka.

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The Smigus Dyngus celebration is originally associated with which region in Poland?

  • Malopolska
  • Podkarpackie
  • Lubelskie
  • Pomorskie

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In which other country, with large Polish communities is Smigus Dyngus greatly celebrated by the Polish and the locals?

  • Thailand
  • Argentina
  • United States of America
  • France

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The meaning of the phrase Smigus Dyngus comes from the word German word ''dingeier'', meaning ''the eggs that are owned'', but what is the reason for the use of the water in the celebration?

  • The water acts as an allusion to the Baptism of Mieszko I, the Duke of the Polans.
  • The water symbolises the cleansing of the body.
  • The water used to boil the eggs for Swieconka.
  • The rainfall to grow the fields of the early Polans.