October, Italian-American Heritage Month

October, Italian-American Heritage Month

Oct 10, 2022Donatella Mulvoni

There will be many events around the United States to celebrate Italians' contributions to the country. On Monday, October 10, there will be the Columbus Day Parade.   

October in the United States means Italy!

Here you are again: October. The United States, and New York, in particular, will dress in green, white, and red tricolor to celebrate the contributions Italians have made to the country over the years. More than 20 million Americans of Italian descent currently live in the U.S. As we read from their website (italianheritagemonth.com): "The purposes of Italian-American Heritage Month are educational and celebratory. Our goal is to inform the public about the contributions made by Italians and Italian-Americans to our civilization, especially in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, and to celebrate the impact that Italian culture and language have had and continue to have on our lives as Italian-Americans"  

Info about the Columbus Day Parade 2022

Of course, the most joyous and celebrated moment of this month is the Columbus Day Parade, now in its 78th year. The parade will march down Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street, from Midtown to the Upper East Side, on Monday, October 10, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (if you are interested in participating). The Grand Marshal this year will be Tom Golisano, founder of Paychex and Philanthropist. He will lead marching bands, floats, and more than 100 marching groups.  

History of the Italian-American Heritage Month

It's always important to remember where everything started. The dedicated website NationalToday.com helps us reconstruct a bit of Italian history here in the United States. A beautiful history, but also a very difficult one, where there has been no lack of success, sacrifice and discrimination. "To escape poverty and violence in Southern Italy and the Sicily islands - we read in it - over four million Italians immigrated to the United States between 1880 and 1924. […] In the post-war period, many Italian Americans got involved in politics. The U.S. boasted several well-known Italian American singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Madonna. Italian Americans were subjected to widespread discrimination and racial profiling. […] To show appreciation towards Italian Americans for their remarkable achievements and contributions in arts, science, and sports, President Ronald Reagan and Congress proclaimed October to be celebrated as Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month".  

Magnifico Food will help you to celebrate!

Give us the chance to help you to find the best way to celebrate Italy. As you might know, on our website, you will find the best Italian products: Italian pasta, in every shape, Italian cheese, the best Italian rice and tomato sauce, able to season almost every dish you have in mind. Not to mention our Italian extra virgin olive oil. But let's start in the morning: you can wake up with the aroma of our coffee and cheat on your diet with our chocolate and biscuits. Visit MagnificoFood to taste the Italian flavor at your home in the United States.

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