Raise a glass of vodka or tequila
Just a few days after 300,000 people marched
against changes in the immigration law in Chicago, today thousands of American Poles paraded through downtown celebrating their heritage and the Polish Constitution
of May 3rd, 1791.
s the 115th year that Chicagoan Poles
have held the parade, the biggest outside of Poland. Poles settled in big numbers after the civil war and more came after being 'displaced' after World War II and long surnames ending in 'ski' are very common in the city and surrounding areas.
Yesterday I downed a few margarita's in celebration of Cinco de Mayo
, as locals mixed with Mexicans to celebrate it's independence from Spain and eventually running the Spanish, French and the good old Brits out of their country in 1862.
Whilst American culture is ridiculously politically correct, they do know how to celebrate other people's heritage, and no more so than in Chicago.