SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Polish flag is flying outside of Chicopee City Hall, in honor of St. Joseph’s Day.
The flag was raised during a ceremony Monday morning with Mayor Richard Kos.
The Polish community celebrates their heritage on St. Joseph’s Day, which is on March 19th.
Mayor Kos told 22News members of the Polish community honor their history, traditions, and heritage on this day, while celebrating contributions they’ve made to the city. “When we celebrate here we thank the Polish national credit union, as well as the members of our community both workers as well as those that reside here to join with us in that honoring of what polish people have contributed to our society here.”
People are also known to wear red clothing to celebrate St. Joseph’s day.