Happy Casimiar Pulaski Day!

Discussion in 'Community' started by Kwyjibo, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    In Illinois as a kid I always got this day off of school, not in college anymore but one can wish. March is typically dominated by all the irish festivities and its nice to have a polish holiday!
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i'm from Chicago, the North Side, and i live right off of Pulaski and in a very Polish neighborhood, this was always a big holiday around my place as well, although i only appreciated the days off of school when i was growing up
  3. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    What (or who) is Casimiar Pulaski Day? Never heard of it, and why di your school in Illinios receive that day? Large Polish population?

    Just interested in a little inf.
  4. apple2991 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2004
  5. Kwyjibo thread starter macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    I'll have to explain later, its in all of chicago and cook county.
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    here... is a bit of a bio i googled on Pulaski...

    the reason that its so big in Chicago is because of the large Polish population, its a huge part in chicago, in fact, on May 5th i believe (Polish Independance Day) there are some streets on the North Side of the city, mainly Belmont Ave, between Laramie and Harlem, totally closed down to all traffic because of the Polish celebrations that go on in that area, the streets are flooded with cars driving up and down honking their horns, pointless if you ask me....but another sign of the lareg Polish pop. in Chicago
  7. gallagb macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    basic explanation...

    welcome to Corrupt IL politics

    no really-

    here's the deal

    Casimiar Pulaski was a Revoluntionary War guy
    i've herad conflicting things about him
    but- i know he faught all over SC and a few other random states here and there
    i've heard he was a major
    i've heard he was a general-
    i've heard he was shot and killed @ 30
    i've heard he was shot @ 30 and survived....

    IL folks have a holiday for him

    not too long ago- (mid 70's maybe?)
    a chicago resident wanted to be elected to the state legislature
    HE lived in that very polish district of chicago other posters were talking about-
    he told his 'would be constituents' that if they elected him - he would make a polish holiday-
    long story short- he won
    so we have Casimiar Pulaski day

    his acctual B-day is on the 4th of March
    which CP day used to be for the longest time
    however- that really screws up the school week
    so they've since then made it the 1st Monday in March

    many school districts in IL celebrate it
    other's think it is a load of....

    an example of corrupt IL politics
    and American History coming together!

    i am enjoying no work today as a result of it...
  8. Kwyjibo thread starter macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    and thats what its all about!
  9. railthinner macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2002
    politics 2

    I was also told that recognition of MLK day was contingent on recognition on Pulaski day. Bizarre and wrong? maybe. But at least there's less traffic today.
  10. Deefuzz macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    lol, I saw this thread title and knew that it had to be an Illinois resident who posted it!
  11. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    My dad who's a teacher in IL had off today because of it.

    And my only response is..how come there is no such thing as Che Day? ;) ;)

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