Italian-American community celebrates Columbus Day, impact their culture has had on Endicott

Oct 15, 2019 209

While some people may view Christopher Columbus in a negative light, one particular group sees him as a source of pride. Columbus is perceived as a very heroic figure for many Italians and Italian-Americans, who see Columbus Day as a chance to celebrate the pride they feel toward Columbus, and toward their culture.

The Village of Endicott was largely settled by Italian immigrants and their families more than a hundred years ago, and there’s still a very tight knit sense of community in the village. One resident said the day is a time to celebrate their exploratory spirit.

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