Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Columbus Day !

Yesterday, Oct 12th was a celebration of Columbus day ..celebrate
I read some information about this day so I want to share with u someangel
What is Columbus day ?fikir
It is the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to The new world (America) on October 12, 1492, many countries celebrate this day and consider it as an official holiday others as unofficial day, including the Latin America, in latin America and some latino communities in USA they call it Día de la Raza (Day of the Race).

In NY city, USA, the first Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792 - the city celebrated the 300th anniversary of the landing.

During this day, most schools hold porgrams about it, Columbus Day has evolved into a celebration of Italian-American heritage. Local groups host parades and street fairs featuring colorful costumes, music and Italian food. also activities include traditional dance and lessons about Native American culture.

Here are some pictures from the celebration day...

Columbus Day Filming in Echo Park

Columbus Day parade nyc 2010

Columbus Day parade nyc 2010

NYC Columbus Day 2007 - Golden Lions Marching Band

NYC Columbus Day 2007 - Golden Lions Marching Band

Columbus Day Parade Shot

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