HISTORY

Casimir Pulaski Day is a local holiday that is observed throughout Illinois.  Polish-American communities, as well as Americans from other states honor this day.  The first Monday of March of every year is the marking of the holiday.  In 2018, that date is March 5th.  Most schools, libraries, banks and courts are not open in honor of Casimir Pulaski Day.  However, in 2012, Chicago Public Schools board decided not to celebrate this holiday anymore. Casimir Pulaski (born Kazimierz Pułaski) was born in Poland in March of 1745.  He followed in his father’s footsteps. Fighting for Poland’s freedom from Russia’s ruling.  However, failing he was exiled.  As a result, he immigrated to the United States.  Once there, he fought in the American Revolution.  His widely known contributions in helping to liberate America garnered him the title “Father of the American Cavalry”.

THINGS TO DO

On Casimir Pulaski Day there are many things to do.  Enjoy street parades, public ceremonies, fairs and group gatherings.  Also, you can learn more about the life and heroism of Casimir Pulaski.  You can visit museums, art galleries, libraries and/or historical sites.  Plan a trip around your city. See if you can point out signs of Casimir Pulaski.  Try to find his contributions to America and the Polish-American community.  For instance, did you know that Pulaski Road (in Chicago) was originally named  Crawford Road?  In 1933, Polish-Americans lobbying for this recognition of the name change, won and the declaration was made.  This act was one of the first major victories to establishing this time honored day yearly.

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