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South Bend prepares for Dyngus Day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- For most people, the day after Easter is just another Monday. For those who live in South Bend, it's Dyngus Day.  

In South Bend, the Polish holiday not only celebrates the end of Lent, it also marks the start of campaign season. Candidates from the local and state level will campaign tomorrow, meeting constituents and trying to win over votes for Indiana's May primary election. 

Below is a schedule of events for Dyngus Day: 

Republican Events: 

7 to 9 a.m.: Pancake breakfast, featuring U.S. representative Jackie Walorski and local GOP candidates

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Polish lunch, featuring the introduction of statewide GOP candidates

1 p.m.: Republican women will gather together, featuring a World War II presentation 

All GOP events will be held at the Republican Headquarters for St. Joseph County at 4133 S. Main St., South Bend. 

Democratic Events: 

8 to 10 a.m.: Pancake breakfast, UAW Local 5 at 1426 S. Main St., South Bend 

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Hoosier Tap at 718 W. Indiana, South Bend 

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Fiddler's Hearth at 127 N. Main St., South Bend

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Polish lunch, West Side Democratic & Civic Club at 617 S. Warren St., South Bend

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Polish lunch, Elks Lodge #298 at 1001 W. Western Ave., South Bend

3 to 4 p.m.: DeAmici's Club at 302 W. 11th St., Mishawaka

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Clay Township Democratic Club at 109 E. Pendle St., South Bend  

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