Italian American pride on display at the Columbus Day Parade – A photo essay


The annual Columbus Day Parade, the biggest worldwide celebration of Italian tradition and culture, took place on Monday Fifth Avenue in New York City. Columbus Citizen Foundation Columbus Citizen Foundation is a non-profit organization that organizes each annual parade. The year this year saw more than fifty groups take part, which included hundreds of marches bands. People who attended the parade could purchase Italian flags from various places on the street, from th through third street. Jenna Espisito was a well-known performer who was known for her dedication to singing from the “Great Italian American Songsbook.” She was on an ox cart while performing.

Parade floats were filled with musicians blasting songs that can be heard from blocks from a distance. The woman handed out Italian sweets and flags on another parade float. The crowds waited in long lines to cross the road for more than one minute. Chris Vaccaro was a trustee of the Italian American Baseball Foundation and was part of the parade with his wife and young kids. It was adorned with Italian flags as well as the American flag, and streamers were adorned in green, red and white, which represent the colors used by Italy’s flag.

As per Vaccaro memories are the main reason for a holiday. Making memories and sharing stories and engaging in wonderful discussions with your relatives and friends. It’s about celebrating and acknowledging the strength and contribution of Indigenous peoples , and remembering their broken promises.

Italy, and was the second generation of American. Her husband was close to her, as was an automobile was adorned dressed in Italian flag colors was parked at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Third Street. This was her third time taking part in this year’s Columbus Day Parade. Her father, she said, was through a lot of hardships in order to reach this point. It is important that people are remembered and honored.

Some have expressed displeasure at celebrations of Columbus Day in recent years. It is claimed that it commemorates the discovery that led to the treatment of Native American. The bill was introduced by lawmakers from the state that would alter Columbus Day from a public holiday to Indigenous People’s Day. The summary: “Indigenous People’s Day transforms Columbus Day into a celebration of colonialism, and provides us with the chance to discover the truth about history.”

Vaccaro said that it is crucial to Indigenous American citizens in the Americas to remember and acknowledge the struggle against injustices that are currently taking place. It is essential to respect the beliefs of everyone as well as anyone who is an Indigenous People’s Day caller. It’s essential to remain flexible about different opinions regardless of whether the holiday isn’t widely accepted by everyone. Prudente said that the holiday should not be referred to as “Columbus Day” rather “Italian-American Heritage Day”. Scelsa said he is of the opinion that Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day ought to be observed in separate dates.


Although there are many concerns surrounding Columbus Day, the holiday is a celebration of exploration and discovery. Changes to Indigenous People’s Day is a means to recognize the past discrimination against Indigenous peoples and recognize their contribution to the world.