NEW YORK (WENY) – After a pandemic pause, the Columbus Day parade returns to New York City today.
The event is widely recognized in Manhattan as the largest celebration of Italian-American heritage in the country despite its controversy in recent years.
President Biden issued a proclamation for Columbus Day on Friday while also acknowledging Indigenous Peoples Day taking place today as well.
This was a shift from former President Trump who declined to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.
New York City Public Schools will be closed today in recognition of both holidays.
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