The 28th Annual Columbus Day Festival is taking place on Federal Hill in Providence this weekend. Saturday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., more than 50 vendors have set up shop outside of businesses along Atwells Avenue. “The real purpose of the festival starting was honestly to do a marketing piece for Federal Hill and the whole goal was...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) strongly opposes the District of Columbia City Council’s emergency action to replace Columbus Day with "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in the District. NIAF remains committed to supporting both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day as their own separate holidays. The City Council fast-tracked the legisla...

October 12 2019 Siena, ItalyThanks to Marco Alberti, Angelo Argento, Arturo Artom, Edoardo Colombo, Paolo Messa, Umberto Mucci

As every year, on the occasion of the second Monday of October and of the celebrations of Columbus Day, We the Italians publishes an interview dedicated to Christopher Columbus. It's one of the ways we have to keep the focus on a theme that we care a lot about, which is also the only one on where we strongly and openly take sides on: defending Colo...

On October 12, 1492, after a perilous, two-month journey across the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, Christopher Columbus and his crew aboard the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria landed in what is today The Bahamas. This watershed voyage ushered in the Age of Exploration, changing the course of history and setting the foundation for development of our Natio...

A group of Michigan senators introduced a bill to designate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day. It is currently called Columbus Day.  Other cities and states have already made this switch, including Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Mexico, Vermont and Wisconsin. Columbus Day, a federal holiday, pays tribut...

Italian-Americans gathered at Utica City Hall to watch the raising of the Italian flag, an annual tradition dating back to the 1950s. Utica is an area rich in Italian culture and people gather at the event each year to show pride in their heritage ahead of Columbus Day.  "So we're celebrating obviously Columbus Day and Italian heritage, and we're s...

The 2019 Long Island Columbus Day Parade will soon kick-off in Huntington, the Town announced. The parade is scheduled for Sunday at 12 p.m. The 1.5-mile parade route will take place on Main Street in Huntington Village, starting at the intersection of Park Avenue and West Main Street and continuing to West Neck Road and West Main Street. The event...

One of Revere’s longest-standing traditions, the Columbus Day Parade, returns on Monday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. The parade, which alternates annually between Revere and East Boston, celebrates the region’s Italian-American heritage. The parade begins on the south end of Broadway at the Chelsea line and marches up Broadway, continues along Revere Street...

The holiday formerly known as Columbus Day will be officially recognized by Vermont as "Indigenous Peoples' Day", starting on Monday, Oct. 14. Former Gov. Peter Shumlin began observing Indigenous Peoples' Day by gubernatorial proclamation in 2016, a tradition that his successor, Gov. Phil Scott, has maintained. At the beginning of this year, a bill...