Join in the Columbus Day Parade Tomorrow

Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle, NYC. (Wikipedia)

Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle, NYC. (Wikipedia)

Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas (North & South America) and elsewhere like Italy and Spain which celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

Though the day was celebrated during the colonial period, it first became an official state holiday in Colorado in the autumn of 1905 and then a federal holiday in the U.S. in 1947.

The day was first idolized as a legal holiday in the U.S. through the influence of Angelo Noce, a first generation Italian in Denver.

In honor of Columbus Day, all are invited to join the New York State Contingent this Monday, October 10th at the Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan.

The NYS contingent will march up Fifth Avenue to join in the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American heritage, which first began right here in New York in 1929. Details are below.

What: Columbus Day Parade
When: Monday, October 9, 2017
Meet Up Time: 10:00 AM SHARP
Parade Route: Up Fifth Avenue, 47th – 72nd Streets
Dress: Casual. Parade is rain or shine.

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