Monday, March 05, 2007
For those of you who don't, according to Wikipedia (which is never wrong) Casimir Pulaksi Day "is a United States holiday celebrated on the first Monday of every March to commemorate Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born March 4, 1747 in Poland as Kazimierz Pułaski. He was Polish soldier and politician. It is celebrated mainly in areas which have large Polish populations. This is a separate holiday from the federal holiday, General Pulaski Memorial Day, that commemorates Pulaski's death at the Siege of Savannah on October 11, 1779."
In honor of the day I present a live version of Sufjan Stevens' "Casimir Pulaski Day" off his album Illinoise Check it out here