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NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk marked Columbus Day with a parade Sunday through South Norwalk.
“Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492, and Columbus Day 2018 occurs on Monday, October 8,” according to History.com. “It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century, but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage.”
Please enjoy this video by NancyOnNorwalk contributor Harold Cobin, which includes scenes from the Norwalk parade plus former Republican State Rep. Larry Cafero speaking to honor Columbus and his own Italian American heritage. Cafero is running for Norwalk/Wilton Judge of Probate against Democratic Common Council member Doug Stern.