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Polish Constitution Day Parade set for May 6

April 27, 2012

Contact: Jeannie Roberts (440) 885-8181/(216) 346-9935

PARMA, Ohio -- The Ohio Division of the Polish American Congress, in conjunction with the City of Parma, will hold its 64th annual Polish Constitution Day Parade on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. The parade will start at Parma Circle on Ridge Road and march north to Essen Avenue. Following the parade, there will be an after-party behind the Little Polish Diner (5772 Ridge Road) featuring Polish food, live music and dancing.

The weekend’s festivities will begin on Friday, May 4 with a Polish Happy Hour from 6 p.m. until midnight at the Donna Smallwood Activities Center, including live music and homemade Polish foods. The following night of May 5 will host the Polonia Ball at the Smallwood Center featuring live music by Jimmy K with Ethnic Jazz.

For more information and reservations for the nights of May 4 and 5, please contact Wayne Machnicki at (216) 288-8948 or visit

Polish Constitution Day celebrates Poland’s May 3, 1791 adoption of the first constitution of its type in Europe which was a milestone in Poland’s – and the world’s – legal history, as well as in the history of democracy. It was the first constitution to follow the 1788 ratification of the United States Constitution and showed notable similarities in the approach to and design of a political system.