NEW YORK — The 78th annual Columbus Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue on Monday.
It is the nation’s largest celebration of Italian-American heritage.
More than 35,000 people will march from 47th to 72nd Street.
This year’s grand marshal is billionaire businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano.
Monday also marks Indigenous Peoples Day, celebrating the history and culture of Native Americans.
It is only the second year that it is officially celebrated as a national holiday.
A two-day event featuring Native American artists, performers, activists and business leaders concludes today on Randall’s Island.