Columbus Day in New York
Columbus Day in New York: Columbus Day in New York is always celebrated in October. The day was created in memory of Christopher Columbus (Christopher Columbus), the man who discovered America. A grand parade is organized in the city that runs Fifth Avenue.
Christopher Columbus (1452-1506) was an Italian explorer and sailor. Columbus thought there was a shorter route to reach the Indies, and the Catholic Monarchs of Spain (Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon) gave him the funding he needed to prove it. Thus, he sailed with three ships from Spain to the west and on October 12, 1492 he saw America for the first time. When he stepped on American soil, he thought he was in India, so he called the indigenous Indians.
The first homage in honor of Columbus was celebrated in 1792, 300 years after he set foot on American soil. As Columbus was Italian, the Italo-Americans see him as a hero and part of their culture. This community has contributed significantly to the expansion of Columbus Day. On October 12, 1866 the Italian community of New York organized a party for the discovery of America, and Columbus Day was born. In 1892 a statue was erected in honor of Columbus on Columbus Avenue.
Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October and in 2018 it will be on October 8, around the date on which Columbus stepped on America for the first time.
What can be done at Columbus Day?
Columbus Day in New York is celebrated every year with a great parade: Columbus Day Parade. It involves 35,000 people including comparsa, marching bands, marines and floats. The parade attracts about one million people and approximately another million sees it on television.
The parade begins at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and heads north to Fifth Avenue at 72nd Street. Make sure you find a good place on Fifth Avenue. The parade starts at 11:30 in the morning and ends at 3 in the afternoon.
What can I expect from Columbus Day?
Columbus Day is a holiday, which means that schools and government headquarters close. Keep in mind that the Fifth Avenue area will be very busy due to the parade. If you want to go shopping, make sure you do not do it this day!
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