The earliest such event in the region was probably Rusin Day held at Fernbrook Park, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, which continued for several years.
Carpatho-Rusyn Greek Catholics in the Hazleton area participated in the Lakewood Park Rusin Day in Schuylkill County, but also organized similar events closer to home.
The Rusyn Greek Catholics in the Wilkes-Barre area were fairly united in their ethnonational identity, supported by the American Rusin Clubs found in most of the local parishes. The American Rusin Clubs were involved in putting on the annual Rusin Day celebrations.
|News bulletin of the Swoyersville ARC (American Rusin Club) in the GCU Messenger.|
"Russian Day" in the Scranton area: Orthodox? Greek Catholic? Both?
Among Carpatho-Rusyns in the Russian Orthodox parishes, the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton-area members organized their Russkij Den' at Rocky Glen Park in Moosic, near Scranton. These events evidently began in 1927.
|This 1941 article gives surprising, though probably inaccurate information, about Russian Orthodox clergy planning the next "Rusin Day" celebration...|
|Ad for the 1942 Russkij Den' in the Russian Brotherhood Organization's newspaper Pravda/The Truth.|
|Followup reportage on the 1942 event in Pravda/The Truth.|
|Event planners for the 1965 Russian Day.|
Was this the final one? We're not sure if it was or was not.
The Rusyn Greek Catholics of the Scranton area, like in most other areas, dubbed their day Rusin Day.
|Announcement in a 1949 issue of the GCU Messenger|
|Report from the 1949 event, in the GCU Messenger|
A Ukrainian Day, too
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