Photo: Polish Constitution Day in Broadway-Fillmore, 05/03/1943

BFA friend Bill Blake sent along this photo while going through some archived newspapers. It is of Polish Constitution Day in Broadway-Fillmore from 1943.

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The Polish Constitution is a big deal, here’s why. The constitution of May 3rd, 1791 (Polish: Konstytucja 3 maja) was adopted by the Great Sejm (parliament) of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, a dual monarchy comprising Poland and Lithuania. It was second modern constitution (following the United States) and the first for a European country. Read more about the Polish Constitution here—>

In Buffalo, the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle still hosts an annual celebration on the anniversary of the adoption of the Polish Constitution…other city’s around the United States still celebrate as well. Cool stuff.