The media in NY has been quiet about Columbus Day, except to mention the parade on Monday, do you find it wasn't mentioned much in your area?
- MikeLv 710 months ago
I always liked Columbus Day because so many people had off, when I went to work, I could get a seat on the subway.
- SharonLv 610 months ago
Our local newspaper had plenty of mentions, major local parade, sales & closings, change in parking restrictions and schedules of public transit. Hard to imagine anyone would be unaware, but in fact a retired friend of mine expressed surprise yesterday
- DCM5150Lv 710 months ago
It has never really been mentioned anywhere I have lived expect things like "Oh yeah, Columbus day is tomorrow, is the post office open?" and perhaps a while ago Columbus day sales - of course it could be that I just wasn't paying attention
- conley39Lv 710 months ago
Yes, It hasn't been mentioned at all here.
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- AnonymousLv 610 months ago
I think it's a disgrace and insult to Italian-Americans to take "their day" away, when it seems most other ethnic groups have their "special day." Kudos to NYC for continuing the Columbus Day parade for their Italian residents and everyone.
- Kid MohawkLv 610 months ago
There's no way around it, Columbus was quite the scumball. Back in the past you'd hear about businesses running big events over the weekend, but now they don't want to be tied to him. I know it's a trigger point for some groups, but it's probably about time that we dump this holiday in favor of celebrating someone who was less of a d-bag.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 710 months ago
I didn't hear a single word about it here. There used to be a big Columbus Day parade in San Francisco. It was a big celebration for Italian-Americans. There must be three or four statues of Columbus in SF, even though nobody has any idea what he actually looked like. These days he's no longer a hero.