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The Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski monument.




Polish Fest and Pulaski Day

Where: Mass at Holy Trinity Church, 166 Pearl St., Manchester. Ceremony at Pulaski Park, 128 Bridge St., Manchester. Dinner and dancing at St. Hedwig Parish, 147 Walnut St., Manchester
When: Sunday, Oct. 1. Mass starts at 9 a.m., ceremonies start at 10:30 a.m. and dinner and dancing start at 1 p.m.
Cost: Tickets for the dinner are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Call 622-4524.
Visit: sainthedwignh.org




Polish celebration
Day of song and ceremony honors locals’ heritage

09/28/17
By Ethan Hogan



 A commemoration of the Pulaski Statue will kick off a celebration of local Polish heritage during the second annual Polish Fest and Pulaski Day, happening Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Holy Trinity Polish National Cathedral in Manchester.

The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with a Mass at the Holy Trinity Church, and the statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski at nearby Pulaski Park will be honored with ceremonies starting at 10:30 a.m. Pulaski was a Polish commander who fought during wars in Poland and for America in the Revolutionary War. Pulaski is known as the father of the American cavalry.
“We honor his service for the freedom that we all have now,” Pulaski Day Committee member Maryann Skwierz said. 
Children in traditional Polish outfits will help sing the Polish national anthem and the national anthem of the United States. There will be speeches about the Manchester area’s Polish heritage, and Mayor Ted Gatsas will declare the start of Polish Fest, Skwierz said. Local historians Aurore Eaton and Patricia Howard will also talk about the history of the statue and plans to restore it.
There will be a folk mass at 11 a.m. with polka music at the St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church.
Dinner starts at 1 p.m. at the St. Hedwig parish hall, where the polka music will continue and traditional Polish food will be served. Skwierz said there will be golabki stuffed cabbage, which is a baked dish served with either ground beef or pork mixed with rice, onions and spices and rolled into a cooked cabbage leaf.
There will also be pierogi dumplings stuffed with potato, cheese, onion and seasoning. Kielbasa will be served with kapusta, a cooked shredded cabbage flavored with sauerkraut and seasoning.
Skwierz said there will be several other Polish appetizers and a dessert of American ice cream.
“It’s a light finish to a hearty Polish meal,” said Skwierz.
The polka dancing will continue through dinner with the New Hampshire-based Easter Sound Orchestra. 
“Everybody gets up and dances; older people will do the oberek and younger people will do plak, and some will do both,” said Skwierz.
While the Pulaski statue ceremony has been held since 1936, when the statue was installed, Swierz said, the food and dancing at St. Hedwig Church is a more recent and originally separate event. Last year the Pulaski Day committee decided to combine them.
“We decided to have it on the same day because it would bring the whole thing together,” said Skwierz. 





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