Cleveland’s Columbus Day Parade Marches Into Little Italy Oct. 9

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The Columbus Day Parade is marching back to Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood on Monday, Oct. 9, along Mayfield Road. Elaborate floats, marching bands, local artifacts, and city leaders will make up the parade, which steps off at noon to celebrate Northeast Ohio’s deeply rooted Italian American culture. As usual, Columbus Day Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church at 10 a.m.

Cleveland’s Columbus Day celebrations, sponsored by Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), date back to 1920 when several Italian American enclaves across the city paid homage to their heritage. After World War II, the parade unified and was held downtown before eventually moving to Little Italy in 2003.

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