Polish Constitution Day in Slavic Village
Polish American Cultural Center April 29, 2018
The Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791 was the first constitution to follow the 1788 ratification of the United States Constitution. May 3 was restored as an official Polish holiday in April 1990, after the fall of communism. It is celebrated in Cleveland with events including a parade and ceremony at the Polish American Cultural Center in Cleveland's historic Slavic Village neighborhood.
After the Parade down Fleet Ave., a ceremony was held behind the Polish American Cultural Center.
Ray Vargas served as MC
The ceremony began with young people in traditional Polish costumes singing the national anthems of the United States and Poland.
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Two young girls from the Paderewski Polish School in Cleveland recited poetry in Polish.
More young students from a Polish School in Cleveland recited poetry in Polish.
Young students from Górale Polish Folk Dancers of Cleveland performed traditional Polish dance in traditional Polish costumes.
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Next, a young boy and girl from a Polish School in Cleveland recited in Polish.
Next, young people from PIAST Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble performed a traditional Polish song in traditional Polish costumes.
The PIAST Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble performed more traditional Polish songs and dances in traditional Polish costumes. The performance began with the playing of the Hejnal Mariacki by Olivia Gutowski.
Hejnal Mariacki by Olivia Gutowski
MC Ray Vargas presented Tina Tyl, the owner of Seven Roses Deli on Fleet Ave. with her Grand Marshall sash at the 2018 Polish Constitution Day celebration in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood at the Polish American Cultural Center.
Grand Marshall Tina Tyl and MC Ray Vargas
The festivities continued with food, music, dancing, awards and lots of photos.
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