La comunità italo-americana di San Francisco ha celebrato domenica 12 ottobre la 146^ edizione del Columbus Day, denominata "Italian Heritage Day", una delle più grandi nella sua storia per numero di partecipanti.   Istituita nel lontano 1869 da immigrati provenienti da ogni parte d'Italia, la celebrazione si vanta di essere la prima mai org...

It seems almost unbelievable that in the year 2014 we are yet in the midst of some controversy regarding the celebration of Columbus Day, when it is a federal holiday in the United States. That means that it is a governmental holiday, without mail deliveries and most schools are closed in America.   It is not merely a day for sales in our st...

For the fifth consecutive year, local waste service company J. P. Mascaro & Sons will sponsor Norristown's Columbus Day Celebration. The event will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, at 11:15 a.m. at the borough's Christopher Columbus Commemorative Monument in the Elmwood Park, Harding Boulevard and Sterigere Street. This years keynote speaker for the...

The Columbus Day Parade sponsored by the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven returns to North Haven on Sunday.   The parade annually rotates through East Haven, New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Branford and North Haven. Thousands across the state are expected to converge on North Haven to watch and take part in the festivities.  ...

For years I have heard members of my family talk with excitement about the annual Columbus Cup event that takes place at Bellewood CC, near Pottstown. Of course the day is filled with golf, bocce, Italian music and wine. But the highlight – judging by the rave reviews – always seems to be the food.   And atop the long list of "Old World" Ita...

More than five hundred years ago, a strong man with an unmistakably Italian name took a world divided in half and made it whole. When Cristoforo Colombo crossed a huge, dark ocean, he joined the Old World of Europe to the New World of what was to become America. His voyage changed the world forever. Little did he know that one day 29 U.S. citi...

TLC star Buddy 'Cake Boss' Valastro, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, and members of the Jersey City Police and Fire departments are among the hundreds who will march during the fifth annual Jersey City Columbus Day Parade tomorrow.   The parade, which starts at 1 p.m., gathers residents, community organizations, civic groups and bands to cele...

Declaring Indigenous Peoples' Day on the same date as Columbus Day is an attempt to delete a part of U.S. history ["'Basta!' Italian Americans to fight Seattle's Columbus Day slight," Local News, Oct. 9].   European exploration of the Americas led to subjugation of New World natives and African slaves. It wasn't pretty. But it's also the rea...

Hey, show a little respect for Christopher Columbus! Italian-American activists are outraged over a new plan to place an art installation around the statue of the explorer that stands in Manhattan's Columbus Circle. The planned installation, by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, is supposed to give New Yorkers a new perspective on Chris by enclosing hi...

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 celebrat...