Working to preserve Italian pride

Oct 13, 2014 980

It's almost Columbus Day but you would never know it in certain parts of the country. In many cities, and even whole states, Columbus Day has been replaced with "Native American Day", or "Discoverer Day" as has happened in Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota.

Other states are forced to authorize the holiday although they don't celebrate it – like Iowa and Nevada. In areas as close as Staten Island, despite its prevalent Italian population, the annual Columbus Day parade will be replaced this year with a "Rome to Richmond Town" festival.

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