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."