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Awesome job Mollie Busta Lange and all your staff.
Spring Grove Herald Kids and grandparents enjoyed a fun day at the second annual Grandparents Day at SG Elementary. They enjoyed learning how to polka with Mollie B #polka #mollieb #grandparentsday ... See MoreSee Less
Our final calendar raffle drawing was held on Tuesday, April 30,2019.
Thank you to IPA Directors, Lori Lewandowski and Laura Mateja, for pulling all these winners.
On behalf of all the Officers and Directors of the International Polka Association, we would like thank all who participated in our calendar raffle this year. We will be doing it again.
Thank you for your continued support of the IPA.
Congratulations to all the winner......
April 14 Carol Blajda, MA April 15 Michell Lieberg, NY April 16 Tammy Kirsch, WI April 17 Jeannette Adamczyk, IL April 18 Karen Hudy, IL April 19 Karen Stanczyk, WI April 20 Richard Rzeszutko, IL April 21 Sally Rzeszutko, IL April 22 Mary Lou Czerniak, MN April 23 Mark Bertanza, CT April 24 Karen Hudy, IL April 25 Diana Kosinski, NJ April 26 John Kostecki, WI April 27 Edward Krupinski, MA April 28 Willie Bohuslav, TX April 29 Ron Urbanczyk, NY April 30 Jeffrey Guyette, RI ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Polonia and Polish Flag Day! Today we celebrate the Polish Flag Day and the Day of Polish Diaspora and Poles Living Abroad.
Polish Flag Day (formally: Flag of the Republic of Poland Day, Dzień Flagi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) was first observed on May 2, 2004. It was established in order to educate the Polish people about the history and significance of national symbols. The date was chosen to coincide with the Polonia Day traditionally observed by the Polish diaspora outside Poland and the Polish Senate on May 2.
Since the re-introduction of the Constitution Day in 1990 and establishment of the Polish Flag Day, the flag is flown continuously during the first three days of May. Unlike May Day and Constitution Day, the Flag Day is not a public holiday, although making a bridge, i.e. taking a day off on that day is common practice.
The flag of Poland consists of two horizontal stripes of equal width, the upper one white and the lower one red. The two colors are defined in the Polish constitution as the national colors. A variant of the flag with the national coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe is legally reserved for official use abroad and at sea. A similar flag with the addition of a swallow-tail is used as the naval ensign of Poland.
White and red were officially adopted as national colors in 1831. They are of heraldic origin and derive from the tinctures (colors) of the coats of arms of the two constituent nations of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, i.e. the White Eagle of Poland and the Pursuer of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, a white knight riding a white horse, both on a red shield. Prior to that, Polish soldiers wore cockades of various color combinations. The national flag was officially adopted in 1919.
The flag is flown continuously on the buildings of the highest national authorities, such as the parliament and the presidential palace. Other institutions and many Polish people fly the national flag on national holidays and other special occasions of national significance. ... See MoreSee Less