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Dyngus Day is Back on Monday

(La Porte, IN) - Dyngus Day in La Porte is Monday.  There was no Dyngus Day last year because of COVID-19.


Due to lingering fears about the virus, there will be no buses taking people from bar to bar to avoid a potential spread.  Howie Hunsley, owner of Dick’s Bar on Lincolnway, said he’s hoping for a good turnout despite the buses not rolling.


"I’m hoping there’s enough people out there and they’re responsible and everybody can go out and collect their buttons from each of the bars and just have a good time,” he said.


There are eight bars taking part in Dyngus Day festivities.  Hunsley also hopes people are more eager to come out after missing last year’s Dyngus Day, which started in La Porte more than 30 years ago.


The polish holiday dates back centuries ago to celebrate the end of fasting by Christians leading up to Easter.

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