Italian Pride On Display As 75th Annual Columbus Day Parade Marches Through Midtown

Oct 15, 2019 1339

A sea of red, white and green took over Manhattan today. Tens of thousands of people marched up Fifth Avenue for the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade. The parade stepped off at 11:30 a.m. following a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

The Columbus Citizens Foundation organizes the event to pay tribute to Christopher Columbus and the contributions of countless Italian-Americans to the United States. More than 35,000 people marched from 44th to 72nd street in front of nearly one million spectators.

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