October 11 Holiday
October 11, 2010 by staff
October 11 Holiday, Celebrate this October 11 Columbus Day federal holidays with a festive parade. The Columbus Day Parade in New York will soon begin Monday, October 11, 2010 at 11:30. Columbus Day is a great day for Italian Americans, not just in New York, Rhode Island, but celebrate Columbus Day in style too.
Rhode Island Italian-Americans celebrate their 100th birthday today. WPRI.com the reports Ted Nesi, “was the year (1910) – exactly a century ago – that the Governor Aram Pothier, second governor of the state Catholic, signed a bill making Columbus Day one day official state holiday, partly in response to pressure from the Knights of Columbus. ”
When is Columbus Day 2010 Celebrated?
According to CNN.com, “It was 518 years ago this week, when Mr. Christopher Columbus landed on an island in the Bahamas and claimed for Spain. The actual birthday is October 12, but the holidays that mark today! And that is why some of you watching at home instead of the class. Americans began to celebrate Columbus Day back in 1792 in New York. It became an annual event in 1920. But it was not until 1971 that Columbus Day was made a federal holiday. It was decided that Columbus Day would officially place the second Monday of October. That is why it is not always the date exact birthday. ”
New York City Columbus Day Parade Route
Columbus Day parades have a long tradition of long standing. PRNewswire reports, “The 2010 Columbus Day Parade, the largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture in the world, will showcase more than 100 contingents. The parade runs north on Fifth Avenue from 47th to 72nd Street and begins at 11:30. It is followed live by millions of people on Fifth Avenue and through television on WNBC-TV from noon until 3:00 p.m. ET anchored by Joe Piscopo and Bernadette Castro and RAI International. “Clcik here for more Columbus Day Parade NYC 2010 highlights and information.
Rhode Island Columbus Day Parade
Federal Hill Columbus Day Parade on Atwells AVENUE in Providence, Rhode Island took place yesterday in “Little Italy” with a line of Italian-American groups and politicians. According to the Journal Providence, Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline, Angel Taveras, and Vincent A. Cianci Jr. The Shriners have even been there with their little clown cars, with a number of bands in high school and the regular fare Columbus Day Parade.
The Westerly, Rhode Island Columbus Day Parade was also held yesterday, Sunday, October 10, 2010, under a blue sky and warm sun. The 2010 Grand Marshal Pasquale L. “Patsy” Castagna. The townspeople are rather proud of their parade. 63rd Annual Western Columbus Day Parade is billed as the largest in the state.
Woonsocket, Rhode Island held their Columbus Day parade on Monday morning. The weather was a bit sharp at 9:30, but the sun shone for the parade.
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