Mayor Pete renames streets to celebrate Dyngus Day

NOW: Mayor Pete renames streets to celebrate Dyngus Day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Mayor Pete celebrated Dyngus Day in South Bend by temporarily renaming streets with South Bend locals.

The intersection of West Western Ave and Laurel Street was renamed Solidarity Day Drive.

Additionally, the intersection of Ford Street and South Warren Street was named Dyngus Day Drive.

Mayor Pete then spoke inside the West Democratic Club about his campaign and his admiration for South Bend tradition.

South Bend natives were out celebrating as well.

“It’s such a beautiful day I’ve decided to come out and celebrate Dyngus Day and watch the unveiling of the Dyngus sign. It’s just a wonderful day,” South Bend native Steve McCoige said.

Dyngus Day is a Polish holiday that falls on the Monday after Easter.

It has also become a day where local political candidates come out and talk with voters about certain issues in the community.

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