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What to do and see at Columbus Day New York, Monday 08 October 2018

PERIOD: October 08 2018
PLACE: New York, United States of America.

Every year, every second Monday in October, in America, Christopher Columbus is celebrated. The Columbus Day It is precisely the American national holiday with which the famous Italian explorer is honored.

The ceremony dates back to the distant 1866. It was the Italian community present in the city to organize a party in memory of Columbus. From this date, every year takes place in Manhattan, becoming an event of extraordinary appeal; so much to become in the 1934, national holiday.

In the 1892 a statue of Christopher Columbus was erected on Columbus Avenue.

If you were in the Big Apple at this time, do not miss this incredible ceremony and in particular the Columbus Day Parade, a real highlight. This is the traditional parade in which thousands of people take part. Groups, bands, allegorical floats, military bodies, parade along the streets. A veritable interminable river of individuals.

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Photo ©, US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix

The event is also very popular on TV. Over a million people are involved between visitors and spectators.

The parade crosses 5th Avenue and 44th street, and goes up Manhattan to the 72th street. The event lasts just under 4 hours; it generally starts around 11: 30, ending at 15: 00.

From spectators, therefore, prepare the cameras and above all know that you will hardly be comfortable. On this day, Fifth Avenue will be extremely chaotic. Prepare yourself, therefore, to stand up for at least 3 hours. We recommend arriving on time; otherwise, you will hardly be able to find a good position behind the barriers.

To all those who are about to leave for the Big Apple, we recommend the New York City Pass. A unique card with which you can move around the city by transportation and visit the main attractions of New York. Save up to 50% on combined prices for admission to all the must-see attractions! Buy now on CityPASS.com!

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