GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Thousands of people have been taking part in the annual Pulaski Days in Grand Rapids. The Polish event has been packing halls this past week, offering lots of people the chance to celebrate Polish-style.
The welcomed tradition pays tribute to Revolutionary War hero and Polish immigrant, General Pulaski.
Paul Skrzycki, one of many who attended, described the celebration as "just a whole community thing so people can get involved. A lot of good times, you get to see people you don’t get to see for the rest of the year at this festival. It gets everybody out; it gets to their roots, gets them back to their home churches, and home neighborhoods."
West Michigan is filled with Polish ancestry, and Pulaski Days invites the public to experience their culture.
The 5th Street and Diamond Halls were just a couple places a person could go to check out the Polish atmosphere.
“It’s really about community," said Curt Benson. "They had a nice Polka Mass this morning, so there’s the spiritual element, really close community."
And it's never too early to start planning to help out with next year's event, soif you're interested, most of the halls start planning around Christmas time.