Polish Constitution Day Parade Parma Ohio May 1, 2022
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 ceremony at the Polish American Cultural Center in Cleveland's historic Slavic Village neighborhood and this parade down Ridge Road in Parma.
The Polish American Congress - Ohio Division, in collaboration with Polish Village Parma, hosted Polish Constitution Day to commemorate the signing of Europe's first democratic constitution. Bruce Kalinowski served as MC of the Parade with the help of Rev. Eric Orzech, Pastor of both St. Stanislaus and St. Casimir churches.
Rev. Eric Orzech and Bruce Kalinowski
The Parade marched down Ridge Road in Parma's Polish Village. As you might expect there was a lot of support for Ukraine and many from the nearby Ukrainian Village in Parma attended.
Polish Veterans Alliance,
Grand Marshal Brandon Chrostowski from Edwin's,
John Paul II Cultural Center,
St Mary's Polish National Church,
Ms. Dyngus Day,
Henryk Sienkiewicz School,
Union of Poles,
Polish Cultural Garden,
PIAST Folk Ensemble,
St. Barbara Church,
Polish National Alliance,
Parma HS Band
the Gaelic Glen Alpacas
Lots of Politicians and officials and more
Here is a video of highlights from the 2022 Polish Constitution Day Parade in Parma. Click on the white arrow in the center to watch.
Enjoy these pictures from the Parade.
Grand Marshal Brandon Chrostowski
(passenger seat front)
John Paul II Cultural Center
St Mary's Polish National Church
Ms. Dyngus Day
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