YUGE Crowd at Italian Heritage Parade
by SF Usual Suspects
Oct 09, 2018

More than 100 groups participated in the 150th Italian Heritage Day Parade on Monday, drawing more than 50,000 attendees, busting numbers going back at least a decade. 

The Board of Supervisors approved renaming Columbus Day in April after voting in January to rename the day as Indigenous Peoples Day. The earlier decision, proposed by Supervisor Malia Cohen, drew protests from Italian American community groups who began collecting signatures to overturn the legislation.  Supervisor Catherine Stefani ultimately introduced a measure to declare the second Monday in October each year must include both names.

And Curbed SF ponders why SF, after all the hoopla, still has a statue honoring Christopher Columbus.