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Polish Communities/Festivals near Tuscaloosa, AL USA?


Kazimierz 5 | 23
23 Jul 2017 #1
My family has just moved to Alabama, and we were wondering if there are any Polish communities/festivals in our area?

I know there are a lot of Germans around, due to the Mercedes-Benz plant nearby...but not sure about Poles.
mafketis 23 | 7,814
23 Jul 2017 #2
My family has just moved to Alabama

My sincerest condolences...

if there are any Polish communities/festivals in our area

I would doubt it (i think historically Poles ended up much further north, they seemed to avoid the south). You might see if there's any town nearby with Polish names (like Pulaski).
OP Kazimierz 5 | 23
23 Jul 2017 #3
@mafketis

My sincerest condolences...

Thanks, lol...we moved here for my job.

I would doubt it (i think historically Poles ended up much further north, they seemed to avoid the south).

We had lived near Houston, which has a Slavic/Polish Village (parish, festivals, restaurants)...but we haven't found anything here near Tuscaloosa, AL USA. : (

We are originally from the Northeast, and are just used to Polish culture and festivals year-round.
OP Kazimierz 5 | 23
24 Jul 2017 #4
Found this for the US: everfest.com/cultural/polish-festivals
mafketis 23 | 7,814
24 Jul 2017 #5
We had lived near Houston,

One of my favorite stories of cross cultural goulash is how a song by a Polish composer (both song and composer long forgotten in Poland) was taken to Texas probably by German immigrants (very thick on the ground in Texas) where it crossed to become a Norteno mexican standard where it was then borrowed by western swing innovator Bob Wills... Of course that's a different Texas than Houston....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden%27s_Prayer


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