Pulaski Day Parade

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Pulaski Day Parade NYC
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80th Pulaski Day Parade, October 1, 2017.
Official namePulaski Day Parade
Observed byNew York City
TypeEthnic, National, Anniversary
Begins12:30 EST
Ends4:00 EST
DateFirst Sunday in October
2019 dateOctober 6  (2019-10-06)
2020 dateOctober 4  (2020-10-04)
2021 dateOctober 3  (2021-10-03)
2022 dateOctober 2  (2022-10-02)
Related toGeneral Pulaski Memorial Day

The Pulaski Day Parade is a parade held annually since 1936[1] on Fifth Avenue in New York City to commemorate Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish hero of the American Revolutionary War. The parade runs from 35th to 54th Streets passing by St. Patrick's Cathedral. It is held on the first Sunday of October and closely coincides with the October 11th General Pulaski Memorial Day, a national observance of his death at the Siege of Savannah. The parade features Polish dancers, Polish Supplementary schools and organizations, Polish soccer teams and their mascots, Polish Scouts (ZHP), and Polish Government ambassadors and representatives.

The Parade was first held in 1937. Its founder was Francis J. Wazeter, president of the Downstate New York division of the Polish American Congress.[2] There was no parade in 1942.[citation needed]

It is one of the oldest ethnic parades in NYC.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Casimir Pulaski Day, a holiday celebrated in the Midwestern U.S. commemorating Pulaski's March 4 birthday


  1. ^ "Pulaski Day Parade". www.pulaskiparade.org. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  2. ^ "Francis J. Wazeter, Founder Of Pulaski Day Parade, Dead". The New York Times. 1970-12-03. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  3. ^ "80th Pulaski Day Parade takes over Fifth Ave on Sunday". www.metro.us. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2019-04-23.

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