Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Casimir Pulaski Day

Today was Casimir Pulaski Day. I didn't really know any particular way to celebrate the day, other than listening to the Sufjan Stevens song, which doesn't really have much to do with the actual holiday. So I spent some time learning about what the day was all about. Off of wikipedia, so hopefully some of it was true. Wikipedia says that Chicago has the largest polish population in the world outside of Warsaw. Neat. Also neat that the state has its own holiday that isn't really celebrated in much of the rest of the country. I guess kids got the day off, and there was a parade somewhere at some point, which I missed. Then again, not a surprise since it's not like I knew it was a holiday until my Mom mentioned it. Anyway he was known as "the father of the American cavalry."


Dawn said...

When I lived in Illinois, I used to tease people about Casimir Pulaski Day. It's apparently only really a holiday in Chicago and some select parts of northern Illinois. They don't celebrate it where I lived, but my ex had lived in north-central Illinois (on the Iowa side of the state), and he knew about it. It is a bizarre holiday for a man who never set foot in Illinois. :)

Lazy Smurf said...

I used to live in Springfield Illinois too and I always get excited about Casimir Pulaski Day. Then I try and tell my fellow Texans about it and I remember that I don't know anything about Casimir Pulaski except that he was a Polish general. I was so stoked that sufjan stevens had a song about it, then I listened, then I cried. It is the saddest song ever.