Western Massachusetts Italians celebrate Columbus Day

Oct 15, 2019 116

BY: Sy Becker

Western Massachusetts Italian Americans greatly admire the man for whom they celebrate Columbus Day. The Italian flag flies over Springfield City Hall, and at the Columbus statue located at the gateway to the South End. That’s where thousands of Italian immigrants first settled in Springfield more than 100-years-ago.

Columbus Day falls during Italian Heritage Month in western Massachusetts. The month-long observance has already experienced the re-opening of the Italian Cultural Center in Springfield. Columbus Day falls one week after the long-standing tradition, The Taste of Italy, which attracted more than 1,000 sons and daughters of Italian immigrates who’ve settled in Springfield.

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SOURCE: https://www.wwlp.com

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