Polish Constitution Day Parade
When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11:30AM-1PM
Where: On Columbus Dr. from Balbo St. to Monroe St.
This parade celebrates the first democratic constitution in Europe (1791) and second in the world only to the United States Constitution. It draws approximately 25,000 viewers.
The Raising of the Flag Ceremony on Daley Plaza (Washington and Dearbord Sts.) will take place twice: May 7, 2017 at 10 AM and May 7, 2016 at 9 AM.
About Polish Constitution Day
The Polish constitution May 3, 1791 was the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world only to the United States Constitution. Every year Parade gathers thousands of people devoted to Polonia and Poland. Thousands more are expected to be drawn to the television coverage of the parade provided by Polish TV stations. Polish values, history, traditions and culture will be presented by the participants at this biggest parade outside Poland
Chicago Polish Community
The Milwaukee Corridor and the far Northwest Side is the most common area for Polish immigrants to settle. In 2000, of all Chicago community areas, Portage Park had the largest number of people of Polish ancestry, some 20,854 persons.