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    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Illinois on the first Monday of every March to commemorate Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born March 4, 1747 in Poland as Kazimierz Pułaski. He was a Polish soldier. He is known for his contributions to the US military at the time by training its soldiers and cavalry. The day is celebrated mainly in areas that have large Polish populations. This is a separate holiday from the federal holiday, General Pulaski Memorial Day, which commemorates Pulaski's death at the Siege of Savannah on October 11, 1779.
    Illinois enacted a law on June 20, 1977 to celebrate the birthday of Casimir Pulaski and held the first official Pulaski Day celebrations in 1978. The bill was introduced by Senator Leroy W. Lemke (D)- Chicago. Chicago celebrates Pulaski Day on the first Monday in March with an annual parade. Cook County government (which includes Chicago) and the Chicago Public Library also close on this holiday. The holiday is also observed in Wisconsin public schools, celebrated March 4th, as outlined in state statute 118.02 (although this is not universally observed). Indiana also marks the day as a commemorative day by governor's proclamation (IC 1-1-12.5), although it is not a state holiday.

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  • #2
    This would seem like a good place for your favorite Polish jokes.

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    • #3
      At least give the county named after him the day off....

      Oh well, I'm pretty sure the day off is coming tomorrow for us anyway (lousy weather).

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      • #4
        My kids are in school today.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by FAR52 View Post
          My kids are in school today.
          It's an east boogie thing -

          Black people love Polish people - little known fact.
          Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Schwahalala View Post
            It's an east boogie thing -

            Black people love Polish people - little known fact.
            Our school district used to celebrate it, but hasn't done so for the past few years. I don't know why.
            "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

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            • #7
              I'm boycotting class today in rememberance of Pulaski Day.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FAR52 View Post
                Our school district used to celebrate it, but hasn't done so for the past few years. I don't know why.

                Probably cashed it in for a snow day.
                Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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                • #9
                  I don't think any school districts take Casimir Pulaski day off anymore.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dhaab View Post
                    I don't think any school districts take Casimir Pulaski day off anymore.
                    Yep, some still do.


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                    • #11
                      Sounds like a war on Casimir Pulaski Day

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Parrothead Phan View Post
                        Yep, some still do.
                        Where?
                        *Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama—after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq

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                        • #13
                          Hey, he has a bank named after him.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dhaab View Post
                            Where?
                            Belleville 201.

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                            • #15
                              Belleville 118....I think.
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