Polish Constitution Day

Polish Constitution Day

May 3
May 3, known in Poland as Swieto Trzeciego Maja, is a patriotic legal holiday honoring the nation's first constitution, adopted in 1791. It introduced fundamental changes in the way Poland was governed, based on the ideas of the French Revolution, and represented an attempt to preserve the country's independence. Although the May 3rd Constitution (as it was called) represented a great advance for the Polish people, it also aroused the anxieties of neighboring countries and eventually led to the Second Partition two years later.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of The Republic of Poland
2640 16th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-234-3800; fax: 202-328-6271
www.washington.polemb.net
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 76
BkFest-1937, p. 261
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Two days later, Fryzel, who is the first Polish American to serve on the NCUA board, marched with PSFCU in the Polish Constitution Day Parade, which honors the historic Polish Constitution of 1791-the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world only to the United States, the credit union announced, noting that the event was a big opportunity to draw more potential members.
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